If you want to expose nupic to as many people as possible that would legitimately take interest, you should really get Jeff Hawkins on the Joe Rogan podcast. Jeff has all the qualities that Rogan seeks, all of the character, credibility, and bona fides to make it happen. It’s a guaranteed 1+ million people in the audience for the YouTube version alone, and maybe an additional 3 million on audio. Plus, dollars to donuts, Jeff would have fun.
The Joe Rogan Experience studio is in Redwood City, 6 hours away from hq. If you contacted them and explained that Jeff is the palm pilot inventor, and that Numenta has a legitimate, functional, theory of artificial intelligence, with a vibrant development community, you’d expose the nupic platform to tens or even hundreds of millions of people. Do a full 3 hours conversation, bring links and maybe create a page of pictures or slides that Jamie can bring up during the conversation (Joe’s producer and podcast companion.)
Joe has had Ben Goertzel, Sam Harris, Elon Musk, numerous professors, psychologists, psychiatrists, philosophers, and others on the show. Jeff Hawkins would be a phenomenal guest, and if Matt went with him, he could assist Jamie with links, materials, and on-the-fly research. Have Subutai and Jeff do followup podcasts every 3-4 months after the first, and you’ll get a substantial portion of the human population looking at Numenta.
The JRE podcast crowd loves ai researchers, and deep conversations on complex topics. I’d bet you could get millions of video views, and tens of thousands more coders and forum users with one good podcast.
Go mainstream! Not to mention, exposing Rogan and the “intellectual dark web” crowd to hierarchical temporal memory would create a buzz in academia and mainstream news. HTM, to me, goes beyond the application to software and informs psychology, neuropharmacology, and philosophy.
And hey, podcast cross promotion. It’s a no-lose proposition, people would love it!