Happy Monday. I am attending four virtual conferences this week. This morning begins with three previews of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Discover 2021. I will be busy with influencer events for several days. Later this afternoon I’ll attend the technology preview of the Honeywell User Group (HUG). I’ll probably attend a few sessions there, as well. I think there is also a Siemens roundtable event and a PTC Liveworx event.
In the meantime, I’ve just finished A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins. I used his Palm Pilot in the early 90s when it first came out. Synced it with my Act customer database. It was cool. His previous book, also excellent, was On Intelligence.
Even though this is the famous holiday, Prime Day, I’m giving you a link to the book from Bookshop.org–a site that supports your local independent book seller.
This book is a fascinating look at the latest research and theories around the neocortex of the brain. Plus–a bonus feature where he looks at the state of AI. Since most of the software companies are touting their AI, I found this enlightening.
Recommended reading for sure.