Decent piece in BusinessWeek profiling Jeff Hawkins’ startup Numenta. Numenta is building artificial intelligence that attempts to replicate the function of the human neocortex to solve hard problems. The software specializes in recognizing patterns within massive streams of data.
I am a big fan of Jeff Hawkins…here is a short plug about him:
After inventing the Palm Pilot Jeff Hawkins left the tech industry to pursue his dream to unlock the secrets of the brain. His book On Intelligence is a fabulous read for those looking for a straightforward introduction to the inner workings of the brain that doesn’t require a neuroscience degree to understand.