New Paper on Sequence Memory & More
Numenta Newsletter — November 17, 2015
Why Neurons Have Thousands of Synapses, A Theory of Sequence Memory in Neocortex
Hello Numenta newsletter subscribers! November is shaping up to be a busy and exciting month for Numenta. Earlier this month, I wrote you about the release of our Numenta Anomaly Benchmark (NAB). Today I’m pleased to share more good news.
Numenta founders Jeff Hawkins and Subutai Ahmad have written a paper that we believe will become a seminal work in the field of biological and machine intelligence. It is titled, “Why Neurons Have Thousands of Synapses, A Theory of Sequence Memory in Neocortex.” We posted the paper to an academic archive a couple of weeks ago. This makes it available while it is undergoing the peer review process.
MIT Technology Review noticed and wrote a thoughtful article about the paper that explains the concepts and their importance in a very understandable way. We thought we’d share both the MIT Technology Review article and our paper. If you are interested in Numenta, brain theory, and machine intelligence I think you will be interested in reading them.
MIT Technology Review article: