Tue, Aug 18, 2015 • Events

Dataversity Smart Data Conference San Jose 2015

Subutai Ahmad • VP Research

A conference about Cognitive Computing, Internet of Things, and other current
hot topics in Silicon Valley. Register with our discount code: NUMENTA.

Opening Keynote

Come see Subutai Ahmad, VP of Research for Numenta, speak on how cognitive
computing will drive the future of analytics.

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015
  • 09:00 AM – 09:30 AM
  • Level: Business/Strategic


We are witnessing an explosion of sensors and machine generated data. Every
server, every building, and every device generates a continuous stream of
information that is ever changing and potentially valuable. The existing big
data paradigm requires storing data for batch analysis, and extensive modeling
by a human expert, prior to deployment. This is incredibly inefficient and
cannot scale. Instead there is a growing need to rapidly create adaptive
models that accept streaming data sources and can take instant action.

In this talk I will describe a new paradigm for streaming data algorithms,
based on recent neuroscience findings and on the computational properties of
the neocortex. These systems are highly automated, adapt to changing
statistics, and naturally deal with temporal data streams. They require no
batch training and custom models can be deployed on the fly. Many of the core
ideas have been implemented in the open source project NuPIC, and validated in
commercial applications. Given the massive increase in the number of data
sources, a general-purpose automated approach is the only scalable way to
effectively analyze and act on continuously streaming information.

About the Speaker

Subutai Ahmad is the VP of Research at Numenta, a company focused on Machine
Intelligence. Our technology, Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM), is a detailed
computational framework based on principles of the brain. Our HTM learning
algorithms are available through the NuPIC open source community and are
embedded in our commercial streaming analytics applications.

Subutai’s experience includes computational neuroscience, machine learning,
computer vision and building real time commercial systems. He has previously
served as VP Engineering at YesVideo where he helped grow the company from a
three-person start-up to a leader in automated digital media authoring. In 1997,
Subutai co-founded ePlanet Interactive, a spin-off from Interval Research.
ePlanet developed the IntelPlay Me2Cam, the first computer vision product
developed for consumers.

Subutai holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell, and a Ph.D in Computer
Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Meet Numenta

The Numenta team would love to meet you, answer any questions about our HTM
technology, discuss cognitive computing, and show you around our intelligent

Open Hours:

  • Tue Aug 18: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Wed Aug 19: 2:15pm – 8:00pm

Application Demos

Subutai Ahmad • VP Research

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