Numenta Newsletter January 2017
Numenta Newsletter — January 26, 2017
As we kick off a new year here at Numenta, we find ourselves as busy as ever and excited for what lies ahead. A year ago at this time, we were focused on publishing our first peer-reviewed paper. I’m pleased to share that as I write this newsletter, we have two peer-reviewed papers that are receiving an impressive number of views. Our first, “Why Neurons Have Thousands of Synapses, A Theory of Sequence Memory in Neocortex,” is the most viewed paper in the history of the journal in which it’s published: Frontiers in Neural Circuits. The second, “Continuous Online Sequence Learning with an Unsupervised Neural Network Model,” was only published two months ago and is already the 2nd most viewed paper in its journal, Neural Computation, over the past twelve months. We’re happy to see these articles reaching a wide audience, and we are already working on adding to our portfolio. You can find these, along with our entire collection, on our website at numenta.com/papers.
For those of you that look for us at different events, we have several scheduled over the next couple months. We’ll be at Smart Data in Redwood City from Jan 30-Feb 1, where Scott Purdy will deliver a talk on “How to Model Streaming Data That You Know Nothing About.” Jeff and Subutai will be at several events as well. They’ll be joined by some of our research engineers at Cosyne the last week of February. The team will present a poster titled, “Robust object learning with cross-cortical column connections,” and Subutai will lead a workshop based on our peer-reviewed neuron paper. Jeff will also be presenting at the 5th Neuro Inspired Computational Elements Workshop (NICE 2017) in early March before joining Subutai to deliver an opening keynote for Cornell Silicon Valley on March 7. To view all of our upcoming events, and presentations from past events, visit numenta.com/events.
In other news, we recently started a Visiting Scholar Program, where scientists can apply to spend some time with us for anywhere from a few days to a few months. During their visit, they can join all of our research meetings while continuing to work on their normal research. This gives them a chance to learn HTM more deeply and us a chance to explore possible research partnerships. We strive to maintain an open, collaborative environment, and this program supports that. For an inside look at how the program works, read this blog post from our first visiting scholar, Mirko Klukas, Ph.D.
Lastly, we have an opening in marketing that is a great opportunity for someone who is ready to learn and eager to help us share our story. If you or someone you know are interested in this position, you can apply here.