Numenta NewsletterSeptember 2011
|Dear Numenta newsletter subscriber:|
The year 2011 has been a turning point for Numenta. Prior to 2011, we were a research company, focused on biological learning algorithms. Starting in January of this year, we started creating a commercial product based on these algorithms. In this newsletter I want to tell you a bit about our product plans and invite you to join our private beta.
At the heart of the product we are building is the Cortical Learning Algorithm, which we believe is unique in its ability to discover patterns in temporal data. (A paper describing the Cortical Learning Algorithm is available here.) Our focus over the last six months has been on exploring how the Cortical Learning Algorithm can be applied to almost any kind of data.
In a few months, we will launch a private beta program. We are seeking dedicated partners who would like to get early access to our service and would be willing to provide feedback on the design of the product. We are looking for both developer participants (who will access the service through an API) as well as business users (with basic database and spreadsheet skills).
Here are additional qualifications needed to participate in the private beta:
As we make this transition to a product company, you will notice a few changes.
First, we are changing our web site in preparation for our launch by moving the legacy software and forums to a separate area rather than being featured on the main site. While you are welcome to continue to use our previous software, and to write on the forums, we do not expect to continue to evolve this work. We anticipate eliminating this information, as well as access to the legacy software, around the end of this year, so we are making it available to you for several months more.
Second, while I had previously tweeted under the ddubinsky account, we are switching to a Numenta Twitter stream. For those of you who have followed me at ddubinsky, please sign up for Numenta now.
Third, we are growing our team, so I urge you to keep an eye on our job postings. We are building an incredibly exciting product with a big opportunity, so we welcome your interest in joining us.
Thanks for your ongoing interest in our work. We can't wait to have you try out our product in 2012!