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.
Numenta released a major new theory for intelligence and cortical computation in October 2018. Read about the theory and the resources available to learn more, from the scientific paper to the companion piece written in layperson’s terms. The Numenta research team will be at Neuroscience 2018, hosted by SfN, to discuss the new theory and additional research.
Numenta co-founder Jeff Hawkins will present new research at two upcoming events: the Human Brain Project Summit Open Day in Maastricht, Netherlands and the Johns Hopkins University APL Colloquium in Baltimore, Maryland. These presentations mark the first public presentations of Numenta’s framework for understanding how the neocortex works. The framework ties together major new pieces of our work, and suggests a new way of thinking about intelligence.