Students Develop Algorithm to Predict Who Will Die During the Final Season of ‘Game of Thrones’

Apr 12, 2019  •  Post A Comment

The final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” premieres this Sunday, and if you want to know ahead of time who is most likely to survive the season and who can be expected to be killed off, an algorithm has been developed to make those predictions.

We’re not sure whether this requires a SPOILER ALERT, but in case you’re planning to watch season eight and don’t want your experience to be tainted by any predictions, you may want to stop reading now.

The AP reports that the application, developed by computer science students at the Technical University of Munich, scours the Internet for data on the show, which is used in the algorithm.

“Project supervisor Guy Yachdav said Friday survival rates are predicted using longevity analysis similar to scientific studies used to examine the effects of medical treatments,” the AP reports. “He says although the analysis ‘relies on data taken from the world of fantasy, the exact same artificial intelligence techniques are used in the real world.’”

The project determined that Daenerys Targaryen has the highest chance of survival, 99 percent, while Bronn is the most likely to die next.

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