Jeff Hawkins Quote

I do two things. I design mobile computers and I study brains.

Jeff Hawkins

I do two things. I design mobile computers and I study brains.

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About Jeff Hawkins

Jeffrey Hawkins is a founder of Palm Computing and Handspring where he was one of the creators of the PalmPilot and Treo, respectively.: p.4  He has since turned to work on neuroscience, founding the Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience (formerly the Redwood Neuroscience Institute) in 2002 and Numenta in 2005, where he leads a team in efforts to reverse-engineer the neocortex and enable machine intelligence technology based on brain theory. Hawkins is the author of On Intelligence which explains his memory-prediction framework theory of the brain. In March 2021, he released his second book, A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence, which details the discoveries he and the Numenta team made that led to the Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence. In 2003, Hawkins was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering "for the creation of the hand-held computing paradigm and the creation of the first commercially successful example of a hand-held computing device." He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Secular Coalition for America where he has advised on the acceptance and inclusion of nontheism in American life.