Progress Report June 2014 Newsletter
I’m writing today to give you a progress report from Numenta. We have continued to make strides towards our mission of being a catalyst for machine intelligence.
NuPIC Open Source Community – Solid Growth in First Year
One year ago we created the NuPIC open source project to support scientists and developers who are interested in machine intelligence based on neocortical principles. Since our launch, we’ve made great progress in our goal of building a vibrant community, now with more than 800 subscribers to the NuPIC mailing list and nearly 100 contributors.
We have recently concluded our third NuPIC Hackathon; the 32-hour weekend event drew 76 developers and yielded 14 demos ranging from simple games to complex word associations based on CEPT, the Cortical Engine for Processing Text. NuPIC Community Flag-Bearer, Matt Taylor, summarized it well, saying “We’ve come a long way since we started with 90,000 lines of code on Github and held our first Hackathon with 20 people. Today, I am happy to report we have an active community and a pattern of steady growth over the past year. If you are interested in biologically-inspired machine intelligence, there is no better place to be.”
Grok for IT Analytics on AWS – Showcasing the Power of the CLA
Grok, the first commercial product using Numenta’s Cortical Learning Algorithm (CLA), is marking its first quarter in market. Grok learns patterns from its temporal data stream, makes predictions, and identifies anomalies. Simultaneously with the product’s release, Numenta issued a Science of Anomaly Detection Whitepaper that explains how it applied the science of the CLA to the technology of anomaly detection. Here’s what some of our first customers have to say:
“Having Grok monitor AWS CloudWatch to highlight unusual patterns is extremely useful. It highlighted leading indicators of problems in my AWS environment, which helped me prevent downtime.” – Greg Krill, Data Center Architect, Founder and Director, EdgeSense
“Grok is unique in that it delivers at-a-glance insight on top of our existing metrics. As it learns automatically, we spend less time maintaining it and more time working on our technology,” – Chris Alexander, SysAdmin and Engineer, Import IO
If you’d like to see Grok, we will be exhibiting at the AWS Summit in NYC on July 10th. Grok is also available on the AWS Marketplace with no license fee.
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We look forward to sharing more exciting news over the summer as we continue to drive new innovations with our technology. Thanks for your continued interest and support.