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Tue, Mar 02, 2021

A Thousand Brains, a new book by Jeff Hawkins, introduces a novel theory of intelligence with implications for AI and for the future of humanity

What is intelligence? Every human ability, from science, engineering, and agriculture, to art and literature, is created by the cells in our heads. How simple cells create our intelligence is perhaps the most important question of all time. A Thousand Brains presents a new theory that will have long-lasting implications not only for neuroscience, but the field of artificial intelligence and the long-term survival of our species.

Numenta • Press Release

Mon, Nov 09, 2020

Numenta Demonstrates 50x Speed Improvements on Deep Learning Networks Using Brain-Derived Algorithms

Using algorithms derived from its neuroscience research, Numenta announced today it has achieved dramatic performance improvements on inference tasks in deep learning networks without any loss in accuracy.

Numenta • Press Release

Mon, Jan 14, 2019

Numenta Publishes Breakthrough Theory for Intelligence and Cortical Computation

A new paper published in Frontiers in Neural Circuits titled, A Framework for Intelligence and Cortical Function Based on Grid Cells in the Neocortex, proposes a new way to understand how the neocortex works. Numenta’s Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence offers significant implications for the fields of neuroscience and artificial intelligence.

Numenta • Press Release

Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Numenta Introduces Breakthrough Theory for Intelligence and Cortical Computation

In a new research paper titled A Framework for Intelligence and Cortical Function Based on Grid Cells in the Neocortex, Numenta researchers propose a broad framework for understanding what the neocortex does and how it works. Numenta’s Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence offers significant implications for the fields of neuroscience and artificial intelligence.

Numenta • Press Release

Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Numenta Publishes a New Theory on Sensorimotor Inference

In the Numenta Columns paper, they proposed a theory for how the brain learns models of objects through movement. The theory is an important piece of their goal to reverse-engineer the neocortex. In a blog titled “The Secret to Strong AI” on Medium, Jeff Hawkins describes the importance of the new theory to AGI.

Numenta • Press Release

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