Tomas Mikolov

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Tomáš Mikolov
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Tomas Mikolov at NEURON 2018
Alma materBrno University of Technology
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsGoogle & Facebook

Tomáš Mikolov is a Czech computer scientist working in the field of machine learning. He is currently a Research Scientist at Facebook.[1]

Tomas Mikolov has made several contributions to the field of deep learning and natural language processing. He is mostly known as the inventor of the famous word2vec method of Word embedding.[2]


Mikolov obtained his Ph.D in Computer Science from Brno University of Technology's for his work on recurrent neural network based language models.[3]

Prior to joining Facebook in 2014, Mikolov worked as a visiting researcher at Johns Hopkins University, Université de Montréal, Microsoft and Google.[4]

Mikolov has diminished the existential risk from artificial general intelligence by arguing that humanity might be at a greater risk if an artificial general intelligence is not developed.[5]


  1. ^ "Facebook Research - People".
  2. ^ Mikolov, Tomas; et al. "Efficient Estimation of Word Representations in Vector Space". arXiv:1301.3781.
  3. ^ "Invited Talk at Brno University of Technology".
  4. ^ "LinkedIn Profile".
  5. ^ "Not Creating A.I. May Be a Bigger Threat to Humanity, Says Facebook Expert". Retrieved 2019-09-21.

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