Jeff Hawkings, the author of On Intelligence and founder of Palm,
founded this new company called "Numenta". To quote Slashdot :
"Numenta's goal is to build a software model of the human brain
capable of face recognition, object identification, driving, and other
tasks currently best undertaken by humans. "
Yesterday they released the first version of their free development
platform and the source code for their algorithms to anyone who wants
to download it.  Even better, Numenta offers a three week, one
hour webcast for FREE. . Go and register it if you are interested.
I've been dreaming of applying his theory into use for a long time,
but just don't have the time/money to build something. Now the time
has come. :-)