I must retract a statement I made earlier this week on YouTube:
The next HTM School video on Spatial Pooling will be published next Friday, Aug 12.
There will be no HTM School episode this week. I am still working on it, and hope to have it published by next Friday, Aug 19.
I try to push a new episode of HTM School every other Friday, but I’ve been failing at this recently. There are several reasons for this.
- As we progress into deeper parts of HTM Theory, the concepts become more complex and take longer to visualize.
- I only spend about 50% of my work time on educational materials like HTM School (the other 50% is spent on internal Numenta priorities, open source project management tasks, community-building work, and helping answer questions on this forum).
- Even though I’ve had a general understanding of HTM theory for years, this is my first experience uncovering the intricate details of these algorithms. I, too, am experiencing a learning curve.
- In order to show the internal cellular state of the algorithms, I’ve had to do some serious backend work to snapshot the cellular and synaptic state of the system at each time step, making them accessible over HTTP for the web browser visualizations I’ve been creating.
While I recognize that a consistent production schedule is very important for YouTube channels, I value the quality and historical accuracy of these videos more than timeliness. I would rather spend another extra week getting the material in a state I’m comfortable with than release a mediocre HTM School episode.
My apologies, but please stay tuned for future episodes, which will continue to be released on Fridays in the future (I’m just not so sure which Fridays ).