Silicom Ventures cordially invites you to the next seminar on

"Reverse engineering the brain and a new industry based on Intelligent Computing"

Synopsis :Earlier attempts to build artificially intelligent computers did not take into account the workings of the brain. In contrast, Numenta is working on a technology for intelligent computing that is based on a theory of the brain. This theory/technology is called Hierarchical Temporal Memory(HTM). I will explain the workings of HTM and its relation to the brain and demonstrate the use of the technology for object recognition in images and videos.  HTM technology has the potential to solve many outstanding pattern recognition and prediction problems in diverse domains as vision, robotics, audition, drug discovery, digital pathology, network traffic modeling etc. The talk will end with a discussion on how this technology and an industry based on Intelligent Computing might evolve.

When: Thursday, February 26, 2009

Where: Nixon Peabody LLP Silicon Valley 700 Hansen Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Who: Silicom Ventures members only. Space is very limited and based on availability.
Please RSVP to info-sv@silicomventures by February 22nd.


7:00PM Networking

7:15PM Keynote Speaker: Dileep George

8:00PM Networking

Keynote Speaker:


Dileep George, Ph.D
Founder & Principal Architect, Numenta

Founder Dileep George¹s interest in discovering how the human brain functions began soon after hearing a seminar on the topic while as a graduate student in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His primary research interests are in understanding the organizational properties of the world and in linking that to the cortical micro-circuitry and architecture. Dileep joined the Redwood Neuroscience Institute as a Graduate Research Fellow and began working closely with Jeff Hawkins in extending and expressing Jeff¹s neuroscience theories in mathematical terms. He created the first proof-of-concept program to illustrate these concepts, which triggered the launch of Numenta with Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky in 2005. Within five months of Numenta¹s founding, Dileep and his team created the first prototype of HTM technology.
Prior to his graduate studies, Dileep served as a Principal Engineer in several communications-related start-up companies. Dileep holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and a Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Dileep's PhD thesis provides a detailed study of the HTM technology and its mapping to biology.