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Numenta Is Making AI Better with Neuroscience

Pulse of AI Podcast Season 6 Episode 140

On this podcast, one of the last episodes of season 6, I am joined by Subutai Ahmad, CEO of Numenta. Numenta is in many ways a uniquely Silicon Valley company. It was founded by tech luminaries and has spent the last 17 years doing deep neuroscience research with the goal of better understanding the brain so that those principles could be applied to AI. This work underpins and acts as a platform for their products, the first of which was just recently released.


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In this podcast, Subutai shares:

  • Shares the story of his journey and discusses:

  • What Numenta has been focusing on for the last 17 years.

  • Why AI needs neuroscience.

  • The challenges companies/Numenta customers are facing.

  • Generative and non-generative AI, and when to use which.

  • Why CPUs are ideally suited for accelerating inference.

  • How Numenta and Intel are shaping the future of AI.

  • Where AI is going.

Subutai Ahmad - CEO, Numenta Bio

Subutai is passionate about neuroscience, deep learning, and building intelligent systems. An accomplished technologist, he has been instrumental in driving Numenta’s research, technology and business since 2005. He previously served as VP Engineering at YesVideo where he helped grow the company from a three-person start-up to a leader in automated digital media authoring. In 1997, Subutai co-founded ePlanet Interactive which developed the IntelPlay Me2Cam, the first computer vision product developed for consumers. Subutai holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Cornell University, and a Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


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