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Numenta Steps into AI-Neuroscience Rift

AI developers using Nvidia GPUs rely on big data sets and brute-force computing. Believing this AI trajectory is unsustainable, neuroscientists are offering a recipe that puts "AI power hog" on a diet.
Neuroscientists vs. Data Scientists

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By Junko Yoshida

What’s at stake:
The human brain is known for its efficiency, storing and processing information as sparse representations. At any moment, only a small fraction of neurons are active. Neuroscientists believe they can map brain-inspired logic into algorithms, data structures and architecture running AI models so that they offer a recipe to put “AI power hog” on a diet. Undetermined is whether data scientists are willing to alter their brute-force compute-based AI practice, which appears increasingly unsustainable.

It’s not often you meet a mostly self-funded startup, much less one that, for 18 years, has played a long game in neuroscience research, before suddenly unveiling a commercial software product.

More significantly, the startup’s new product poses a direct challenge to the red-hot Large Language Model (LLM) AI market.

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