Meet the Innovators Under 35

Oriol Vinyals, Google DeepMind

Showing computers how to learn might seem like a game, but it’s also serious business.

Oriol Vinyals, Research Scientist, Google DeepMind

Oriol Vinyals is a staff research scientist at Google DeepMind, working in deep learning. Before joining DeepMind, Oriol was part of the Google Brain team. He holds a PhD in EECS from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree from the University of California, San Diego. He is a recipient of the 2011 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship. He was an early figure in the new deep-learning wave at Berkeley, and in his thesis he focused on non-convex optimization and recurrent neural networks. At Google DeepMind he continues working in his areas of interest, which include artificial intelligence with particular emphasis on machine learning, language, and vision.

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Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.