June highlights include updates from machine learning and artificial intelligence events, Numenta live-streaming research meetings, a new brain-inspired machine learning Meetup Group and more. Read on to get all the latest news from Numenta.
We published a paper in Frontiers in Neural Circuits, “Locations in the Neocortex: A Theory of Sensorimotor Object Recognition Using Cortical Grid Cells.” The paper provides a neural mechanism for computing object-centric locations. We have an upcoming AMA scheduled for May 15. Catch the latest episode of Numenta On Intelligence, and check out the updates from our partners.
We recently released a new paper about the benefits of using highly sparse representations. Our co-founder Jeff Hawkins and VP of Research Subutai Ahmad gave a talk at Microsoft Research about applying the Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence to practical machine learning systems. This month, Subutai also presented a poster at COSYNE 2019 with MIT professor Carmen Varela. Two of our researchers, Mirko Klukas and Marcus Lewis, released a new paper on grid cells in collaboration with Ila Fiete of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.
Our latest paper on the Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence was published this month in the journal Frontiers in Neural Circuits. The preprint version of this paper, which we shared in October 2018, was one of the most downloaded papers of bioRxiv in 2018. Jeff Hawkins and Christy Maver wrote a blog on the key insights of the paper and its implications for AI. The new paper was also highlighted in Quanta Magazine this month.
In our annual Year in Review video, Numenta Co-founder Jeff Hawkins and VP Research Subutai Ahmad share their plans for exploring how the Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence can have a positive impact in the field of machine intelligence.