Jeff Hawkins, the Director of the Redwood Neuroscience Institute has written a book describing a new theory of what intelligence is, a complementary theory of how the neocortex works, and how we can build intelligent machines. The book was written with the help of Sandra Blakeslee, the acclaimed science writer for the New York Times. Parts of the theory presented in the book were conceived as early as 1986 but much of it came out of work done at RNI in 2003 and 2004.
“On Intelligence” has a companion website, www.OnIntelligence.org, that contains information for both the general reader, and for biologists and computer scientists interested in exploring the theory further.
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