Hierarchical Temporal Memory We've completed a functional (and much better) version of our .NET-based Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) engines (great job Rob). We're also still working on an HTM based robotic behavioral framework (and our 1st quarter goal -- yikes - we're late). Also, we are NOT using Numenta's recently released run-time and/or code... since we're professional .NET consultants/developers, we decided to author our own implementation from initial prototypes authored over the summer of 2006 during an infamous sabbatical -- please don't ask about the "Hammer" stories. I've been feeling that the team has not been in synch in terms of HTM concepts, theory and implementation.
Hierarchical temporal memory Hierarchical temporal memory (HTM) is an online machine learning model developed by Jeff Hawkins and Dileep George of Numenta, Inc. that models some of the structural and algorithmic properties of the neocortex. HTM is a biomimetic model based on the memory-prediction theory of brain function described by Jeff Hawkins in his book On Intelligence. HTM is a method for discovering and inferring the high-level causes of observed input patterns and sequences, thus building an increasingly complex model of the world. The real Frankenstein experiment: One man's mission to create a living mind inside a machine By Michael Hanlon Updated: 08:30 GMT, 4 January 2010 Professor Markram is planning to create the world's most expensive 'baby' His words staggered the erudite audience gathered at a technology conference in Oxford last summer. Professor Henry Markram, a doctor-turned-computer engineer, announced that his team would create the world's first artificial conscious and intelligent mind by 2018. And that is exactly what he is doing.
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Tibco adds Hadoop support to Spotfire analytics tool IDG News Service - Tibco has brought its Spotfire in-memory analytics software into the burgeoning ecosystem around Hadoop, an open-source framework for processing large sets of information, the company announced Tuesday. Spotfire 4.5 will become generally available this month and features a data service connector to Hadoop, which is known for its ability to handle unstructured data such as weblogs, sensor information and text. The connector will allow users to combine and analyze information from Hadoop clusters along with structured data from business applications such as an SAP or Oracle ERP (enterprise resource planning) system. The release also features new, SQL-based integrations with Hewlett-Packard's Vertica analytic database as well as SAP's Sybase IQ database. Both of those products employ columnar storage, an architecture that provides improved performance for data warehousing and BI (business intelligence) applications.
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Evolvable hardware Evolvable hardware (EH) is a new field about the use of evolutionary algorithms (EA) to create specialized electronics without manual engineering. It brings together reconfigurable hardware, artificial intelligence, fault tolerance and autonomous systems. Evolvable hardware refers to hardware that can change its architecture and behavior dynamically and autonomously by interacting with its environment. Introduction Imprint Academic by Rupert Sheldrake and Anthony Freeman (Editor) Order UK Paperback Order US Paperback Description A special edition of the Journal of Consciousness Studies (JCS Vol 12 No. 6, 2005) in paperback format. In 1981 Rupert Sheldrake outraged the scientific establishment with his hypothesis of morphic resonance.
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