clues us to an article in IEEE Spectrum by Jeff Hawkins (founder of Palm Computing), titled Why can't a computer be more like a brain?
Hawkins brings us up to date with his latest endeavor, Numenta
. He covers progress since his book On Intelligence
and gives details on Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM), which is a platform for simulating neocortical activity. Programming HTMs is different — you essentially feed them sensory data. Numenta has created a framework and tools, free in a "research release
," that allow anyone to build and program HTMs.