Sometime in the mid-March, we announced Season of NuPIC. This is first such event for the NuPIC community and we’re very happy with the quality of proposals and the projects we’ve approved. There were a bunch of interesting proposals and ideas that were submitted by hackers across the world. The NuPIC community selected the best seven proposals for this edition of Season of NuPIC. The selected project roster has interesting proposals like “Benchmarking and Visualizing HTMs”, “Epilepsy Seizure Prediction” and many more.
The NuPIC community would like to congratulate all the selected participants and wish them luck. Also the community would like to thank all the mentors who have volunteered to help with SoN.
Season of NuPIC (SoN) was proposed as a cool way for students to participate actively in NuPIC related projects, similar to Google’s Summer of Code (GSoC). The idea is to conform to a similar format as GSoC, where Numenta is the mentoring organization. Interested parties do not have to be students in order to participate but do have to make a reasonable time commitment. Numenta will pair up students with mentors for accepted projects, so it’s a great way to learn more about NuPIC and contribute at the same time.
The neocortex generates most of our high level behavior and every region in the neocortex has some form of motor output. In this talk I will describe what we know about how the cortex generates behavior and how behavior fits within the framework of Hierarchical Temporal Memory theory. Although we don’t yet have a comprehensive theory of how the neocortex generates behavior we do understand several of the major components giving us hope that a comprehensive theory may be reachable in the near future.
This event will be recorded and live-streamed.