/* ---- Google Analytics Code Below */

Friday, August 21, 2009

Numenta: Modeling Based on the Neocortex

I was prompted by client discussions to look again at the Numenta site recently. I previously wrote about Jeff Hawkins' book: On Intelligence and Numenta's early work. They seem to have taken a stronger approach towards doing predictive modeling based on a model of the human neocortex. (An image of a section of this is at the right) An adaptive rather than a procedural technique that appears to be applied to the same areas that 'artificial neural networks' had previously been applied to. Continuing to explore.

' ... Numenta is creating a new type of computing technology modeled on the structure and operation of the neocortex. The technology is called Hierarchical Temporal Memory, or HTM, and is applicable to a broad class of problems from machine vision, to fraud detection, to semantic analysis of text. HTM is based on a theory of neocortex first described in the book On Intelligence by Numenta co-founder Jeff Hawkins, and subsequently turned into a mathematical form by Numenta co-founder Dileep George.

Numenta is a technology tools and platform provider rather than an application developer. We work with developers and partners to configure and adapt HTM systems to solve a wide range of problems ... '.

No comments: