A Thousand Brains

by Jeff Hawkins

Book Reviews

  • Understanding how the connections in our brains give rise to consciousness and our ability to learn may help lead to great breakthroughs in the way we solve the world’s hardest problems. This is one of the most fascinating books I read this year. https://t.co/UaSQV1jbBgLink to Tweet
  • 15/ After hearing a lot of buzz about Jeff Hawkins' new book on AI, I picked it up. It certainly impacted the way I thought about the brain and convinced me that neocortex is a general-purpose substrate, which means human-level AI shouldn't be hard. https://t.co/witdGbUBrBLink to Tweet
  • I received a prepublication copy of this book by @JeffCHawkins and found it fascinating. It posits a remarkable new theory of how the brain works and may well have important implications for the future of #AI. Highly recommended! @BasicBooks https://t.co/yRrg6mphqHLink to Tweet

About Book

A bestselling author, neuroscientist, and computer engineer unveils a theory of intelligence that will revolutionize our understanding of the brain and the future of AI For all of neuroscience's advances, we've made little progress on its biggest question: How do simple cells in the brain create intelligence? Jeff Hawkins and his team discovered that the brain uses maplike structures to build a model of the world-not just one model, but hundreds of thousands of models of everything we know. This discovery allows Hawkins to answer important questions about how we perceive the world, why we have a sense of self, and the origin of high-level thought. A Thousand Brains heralds a revolution in the understanding of intelligence. It is a big-think book, in every sense of the word.