New AI company: Numenta

From: Emil Gilliam (
Date: Fri Mar 25 2005 - 03:58:19 MST

SAN FRANCISCO, March 23 - The technologist and the marketing executive
who co-founded Palm Computing in 1992 are starting a new company that
plans to license software technologies based on a novel theory of how
the mind works.

Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky will remain involved with what is now
called PalmOne, but on Thursday they plan to announce the creation of
Numenta, a technology development firm that will conduct research in an
effort to extend Mr. Hawkins's theories. Those ideas were initially
sketched out last year in his book "On Intelligence: How a New
Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly
Intelligent Machines," co-written with Sandra Blakeslee, who also writes
for The New York Times.

Dileep George, a Stanford University graduate student who has worked
with Mr. Hawkins in translating his theory into software, is joining the
firm as a co-founder. ...

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