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Jeff Hawkins

Jeff is the original founder and designer of Palm. He described human function and how his new company Numenta is developing next generation for intelligent computing. Jeff stated that you can’t get computers to act as humans- visual perception, auditory perception, somatosensory perception, Languages, Adaptive behavior, planning, thinking etc….

What is preventing this? Common wisdom believes:

  • Computers are not powerful enough – no longer the case
  • Brains are too complex to understand
  • Brains work on quantum principles
  • Brains are magic

Reality is not too complex, don’t work on strange principles and we just didn’t understand how they work.

Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) –

1) Creates a model of its worked

2) Recognizes new patterns

3) Predicts

Generates behavior Numenta Platform for Intelligent Computing (NuPIC)

Simple vision system –

HTM applications areas of focus:

  1. Automotive
  2. Gaming
  3. Network modeling
  4. Drug discovery
  5. Vision systems
  6. Market analysis
  7. Business modeling
  8. Nurture applications
  9. Anything requiring prices timing or high order temporal data
  10. Music
  11. Language
  12. Robotics