RNI moves to Berkeley from Menlo Park...

Just saw this in my Gmail account:

Dear Friends of The Redwood Neuroscience Institute:

There have been some major changes underway at RNI. On July 1, RNI moved from its current location in Menlo Park to a new home on the UC Berkeley campus. It will now take on a new name, The Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, and it will be administered through the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley.

Since its inception, RNI has had a strong connection with Berkeley. Bob Knight, who directs the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, has been a supporter of RNI and served on our scientific board. RNI staff members have taught classes at Berkeley. There have been numerous scientific exchanges between the two institutions. In addition to the students who have received fellowships from RNI, there are entering Berkeley graduate students this fall who have expressed explicit interest in working at RNI.

In its new home, the Redwood Center also will be closer to world class experimentalists, and the many advantages afforded by being located on a major university campus.

Bruno Olshausen will be the new director of the Redwood Center. Bruno has been at RNI from the beginning and has been a leader in creating the programs and research agenda here. I can't think of a better person to run the new Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience at UC at Berkeley.

One of the reasons for moving RNI to Berkeley is that I have formed a new business to develop tools and applications based on the theory in my book, On Intelligence. Dileep George has extended this theory and shown how we can build practical systems that solve outstanding problems in computer vision and A.I. Along with Donna Dubinsky, Dileep is joining me as a co-founder of the new company, which is called Numenta. To learn more about Numenta, and to sign up for our newsletter, please
visit www.Numenta.com.

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