Discussions about Numenta’s HTM theory, not software implementations of the theory.
This is a list for discussing theoretical aspects of HTM theory. It is not a list for general discussions of AI and machine learning. There are other good groups for non-HTM discussions like comp.ai.neural-nets and comp.ai.philosophy.
Here are some examples of appropriate topics and examples of topics that are best discussed elsewhere.
- Mathematical analysis or empirical results of HTM theory
- Theoretical extensions of HTM theory
- Biological findings that relate to HTM theory
- Proposals for alternate approaches to machine intelligence
- Extensions to HTMs that are not biologically plausible
- AI or neural network theories that are not based on SDRs, temporal
memory, pooling, and hierarchy
- Detailed questions about NuPIC or other HTM implementation codebases (see the specific categories for NuPIC, HTM.Java, and Comportex for those questions)
For example: a discussion of using SDRs and HTM temporal memory for
natural language processing is an appropriate topic, but a general
discussion of language theory is not.
Another example: a discussion of how to extend HTM to incorporate
goal-oriented behavior is appropriate, but general discussions of
robotics is not.
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