Learn Like A Human

April 16, 2007 | Source: IEEE Spectrum

Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) is a novel approach to building “intelligent” machines by modeling the human neocortex, selected by Numenta because it is responsible for almost all high-level thought and perception.

You don’t program an HTM as you would a computer; rather you configure it with software tools, then train it by exposing it to sensory data. HTMs thus learn in much the same way that children do.