Numenta Research Staff Member Lucas Souza attended ICML 2019 with VP Research Subutai Ahmad. In this blog post, he shares the highlights and key takeaways of this year’s conference and reflects on the major themes related to our current machine learning research.
What does a livestream gaming platform have to do with Numenta? Matt Taylor explains how he found a window into research at Numenta in an unexpected place. Read on to learn more about the value of Twitch, the opportunities it provides, and how it might just save humanity.
In our most recent peer-reviewed paper published in Frontiers in Neural Circuits, A Framework for Intelligence and Cortical Function Based on Grid Cells in the Neocortex, we put forward a novel theory for how the neocortex works. In this updated blog about the Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence originally published in March 2018, Jeff Hawkins and Christy Maver describe the key insights of our theory and how it compares to the classic view of the hierarchy, as well as its implications for AI.
Last month, Numenta released a major new theory for intelligence and cortical computation, documenting the theory in a research paper and making it available on a preprint server while it undergoes peer-review. We also created a “companion piece” to the research paper. What’s a companion piece and why did we write it? How did two non-neuroscientists write a paper about a neuroscience paper? In this blog post, we’ll take you behind the scenes to show you how and why it happened.
Following a recent New York Times story on Numenta and co-founder Jeff Hawkins, VP of Research Subutai Ahmad lays out Numenta’s framework for Open Science and collaboration that the company has been developing over the last five years. Read the blog to learn about Numenta’s practices, some of which are standard practices at Universities and some of which are highly unusual.