Numenta HTM Workshop

The 2009 Numenta HTM Workshop is a workshop dedicated to exploring Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) and the Numenta Platform for Intelligent Computing (NuPIC). It will take place on Thursday, June 25, at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, California. The event will feature the release of the beta version of Numenta’s Vision Toolkit, keynotes by Numenta co-founders Jeff Hawkins and Dileep George, and a first look at HTM applications – including a preview of a smart video application under development at Vitamin D, Inc.

Numenta is creating a new type of computing technology modeled on the structure and operation of the neocortex. 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. HTM technology is applicable to a broad class of problems from machine vision, to fraud detection, to semantic analysis of text.

The workshop is targeted towards engineers and will be highly technical. Attendees are expected to have a basic understanding of HTM and NuPIC.

Numenta HTM Workshop Agenda

Welcome
Donna Dubinsky, CEO
8:00 – 8:15 AM

Keynote
Jeff Hawkins
Hear Jeff’s view on our progress with HTM to date, and our plans for the future
8:15 – 9:00 AM

Vision Toolkit
Numenta Engineering Team
Learn about Numenta’s beta Vision Toolkit, including seeing sample networks
9:00 – 10:30 AM

NuPIC Update
Numenta Engineering Team
Hear information on “advanced” Vision Toolkit, how to apply NuPIC to non-vision problems, and performance improvements
11:00 – 12:00 PM

Lightning Talks
Group I
Members of the HTM community share their experiments with HTM, as well as their thoughts about problems appropriate for HTM
12:00 – 12:30 PM

Prediction Toolkit
Dileep George, CTO; Subutai Ahmad, VP Engineering; Jeff Hawkins
Numenta will present an outline of our directions for a Prediction Toolkit to be released in 2010
1:30 – 2:00 PM

Partner Presentation
Vitamin D, Inc.
Previews of a video monitoring application that will demonstrate the use of HTM to enable smart video
2:00 – 2:30 PM

Applications
Numenta, Inc.
Numenta will show early results from several potential commercial applications
2:30 – 2:45 PM

Lightning Talks
Group II
Members of the HTM community share their experiments with HTM, as well as their thoughts about problems appropriate for HTM
3:15 – 3:45 PM

Business Update
Donna Dubinsky, CEO
3:45 – 4:15 PM

Birds-of-a-Feather
Meet others who are interested in the same problem domain. Topics will be determined by attendees
4:15 – 5:30 PM

Technical Keynote
Dileep George, CTO
Hear from Dileep about our progress and our directions in learning algorithms
6:30 – 7:30 PM

Open Labs
Bring your data and your experiments, and Numenta engineers will be available to provide advice
7:30 – 9:00 PM

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