Jeff Hawkins

About Me

Jeff Hawkins, the author of “On Intelligence”, a book about cortical theory, is a scientist and co-founder at Numenta, an independent research company focused on neocortical theory. He also founded the Redwood Neuroscience Institute and co-founded two companies, Palm and Handspring, where he designed products such as the PalmPilot and Treo smartphone.

The Secret to Strong AI

How much AI needs to mimic the brain has been debated for decades. The recent success of deep learning, which is only loosely related to brains, has bolstered the argument that AI can advance without brain theory. But that success has also brought to the fore the limits of deep learning, making it more obvious that new approaches are needed.

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