Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hawkins explains next generation HTM algorithms

On March 18, Jeff Hawkins gave a talk to the computer science department at the University of British Columbia. In that talk, for the first time, he gave a detailed explanation regarding the upcoming HTM algorithms. To be honest, parts of it were difficult for a layperson (like me) to fully understand. It is a very interesting talk, though, and showed that Numenta is getting ever closer to a truly intelligent computer. This version of the algorithms appears to much more closely mimic the brain's method of learning than ever before. Here is a link to the speech: