Jeff Hawkins is now headlining this event! He’s going to talk about layers and columns. Also added:
TouchNet - Training AIs to touch, move, and interact with their environment
Jason Toy, Somatic Founder/CEO
In this talk, Jason Toy will walk you through a preview of TouchNet, a project he has been working on to enable training of AIs to interact with their environment via touch and movement . TouchNet is a dataset of 3D objects and a simulator to interact with those objects. Jason will show how you could implement your own AI using HTM or other algorithms to learn through the simulator.
Location Relative to the “Environment” Object: A Brief Review
Marcus Lewis, Numenta Research Engineer
In Numenta’s latest paper, they propose that every part of the neocortex computes and uses a “location relative to the object.” Separately, in the last 45 years, it has become clear that higher cortex and hippocampus compute and use a “location relative to the environment.” In this talk, Marcus Lewis will introduce you to what we know about this higher location-processing. He will focus on entorhinal cortex and the hippocampus, with a special focus on grid cells, place cells, and head-direction cells. These cells give us many clues about the brain’s representation of space. Marcus will try to share some of those clues.
This is now a full schedule, so we don’t need any more speakers. Should be some fun discussion. Please RSVP now!