Yesterday, along with my colleagues, I attended the open house at the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience in UC Berkeley. The center is part of Helen Wilis Neuroscience Institute. I had a chance to spend time with Jeff Hawkins, Horst Simon, Robert Knight, Bruno Olshausen, Fritz Sommer, Michael DeWeese, Pentti Kanerva, and many others
The center was initially founded by Jeff Hawkins as Redwood Neuosciences Institute about six years ago. Roughly, three years agao, Jeff and Dileep George branched off to found Numenta, while Bruno Olshausen and colleagues came to Berkeley.