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What Is This Forum?

This forum centers around the machine intelligence concept of Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) developed by Numenta and incubated in Numenta’s open source community. HTM is a biologically constrained theory of intelligence based upon research into the neuroscience of the mammalian neocortex.

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Topics to Read

Here are some topics you might be interested in if you are new to the site.

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Moderation Policies

Staff members make an effort to keep conversations civilized and organized into categories. We want this to be a useful resource for readers as well as frequent posters.

Most offenses will be dealt with initially with a warning. Subsequent offenses will result in a temporary account suspension. HTM Forum staff members have the authority to permanently ban any forum member for any reason without warning. See our complete Terms of Service for details.

Reasons we moderate posts

  • Code of Conduct Violations: We will not tolerate any harassment in any form. All posts must meet the expectations established in our Code of Conduct.
  • Off Topic Posts: Staff will move topics from one category into another if they are a better fit elsewhere. Staff may also split a topic into multiple topics if the conversation is going into two different directions. We have a lot of categories for discussion. If you think there should be more, please contact a staff member.
  • Typos, formatting, broken links, etc.: Staff may edit posts to improve the formatting and links within the posts.

Reasons we might suspend your account

  • Continued Off-Topic Posts: This is a forum about HTM. We want to keep all topics (except those specifically in the #other-topics area) related to HTM. If you continue to post off-topic posts after being warned, your account may be suspended.
  • Rudeness: Staff will not tolerate rudeness in any form. We expect our members to be nice to each other. We are all human beings.
  • Arguing With Staff: If you have an issue with our moderation policy, please contact a staff member directly. Arguing with staff in a public discussion will result in an account suspension.

Examples of High Quality Posts

Here are some examples of well-constructed topics:

Questions or Feedback Regarding this Forum

Please submit any questions or feedback on the #other-topics:site-feedback section of the forum.

Clarification on anomaly score and anomalylikelihood
“Prediction” from the first principles