This is one of a series of posts on my experiences developing Clortex in Clojure, a new dialect of LISP which runs on the Java Virtual Machine. Clortex is a re-implementation of Numenta’s NuPIC, based on Jeff Hawkins’ theories of computational neuroscience. You can read my in-progress book by clicking on the links to the right.
Until today, I’ve been developing Clortex using a private repo on Github. While far from complete, I feel that Clortex is now at the stage where people can take a look at it, give feedback on the design, and help shape the completion of the first alpha release over the coming weeks.
I’ll be hacking on Clortex this weekend (May 3rd-4th) at the NuPIC Spring Hackathon in San José, please join us on the live feeds and stay in touch using the various Social Media tools.
WARNING: Clortex is not even at the alpha stage yet. I’ll post instructions over the next few days which will allow you to get some visualisations running.
You can find Clortex on Github at https://github.com/fergalbyrne/clortex
- Visit the Numenta.org site for videos, white papers, details of the NuPIC mailing list, wikis, etc.
- Have a look at (and optionally pre-purchase) my Leanpub.com book: Real Machine Intelligence with Clortex and NuPIC.
- Join the Clortex Google Group for discussion and updates.
- We’ll be launching an Indiegogo campaign during May 2014 to fund completion of Clortex, please let us know if you’re interested in supporting us when we launch.