Hi, I’ve read a few HTM background papers, but there are still a couple of theoretical issues that are not completely clear to me.
(1) Am I correct in understanding that a cell within a region can connect to any other cell via multiple possible paths (multiple different synaptic connections between the dendritic segments themselves)? And this is why we cannot quantify an intra-region cell-connection via an assigned weight for each possible cell-connection? If this is true what purpose do multiple paths serve, given they all represent the same cell-connection?
(2) For a complex stream of data, would you not need a huge amount of cells for each column, given there are many different conditions that can precede a particular value?( ie. for a letter in the alphabet would you not need 25 cells for each column, to represent 25 possible contexts?)