Jeff Hawkins

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist


About Jeff

Jeff is a scientist whose life-long interest in neuroscience led to the creation of Numenta and its focus on neocortical theory. In 2002, he founded the Redwood Neuroscience Institute, currently located at U.C. Berkeley, where he served as Director for three years. Previously, he co-founded Palm and Handspring, where he designed the PalmPilot and Treo smartphone. Jeff has written two books, On Intelligence (2004 with Sandra Blakeslee) and A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence (2021).

Jeff earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1979. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2003.

Their Sessions

6:00 pm - 6:40 pm 14th June 2021

For all of neuroscience’s advances, we’ve made little progress on its biggest question: how do simple cells in the brain create intelligence? In his latest book, neuroscientist and computer...

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