An artificial intelligence (AI) application created by students from the Technical University of Munich before the sixth season of Game Of Thrones predicted Jon Snow should live and Tommen Baratheon would die.
Now, as the world prepares for the final season’s premiere on Sunday, the team is back at it. The students created an algorithm to crunch mass Game of Thrones data to predict who will live and die in the final season.
They have taught the application to scour the web for information about each of the characters, which is then processed by artificial intelligence algorithms to assess their survival chances.
“We scraped the results from different Wiki pages and Wiki-like pages about the books and TV show and we took out data like gender and age of the characters,” said student Christian Dallago. “We put all this together to train the algorithm to tell us when this character is going to die.”
There is a good chance the application will get it right.
With a 99.1 percent chance of surviving, Daenerys Targaryen is clear and away the ultimate victor. According to the results of the algorithm, that fact that she’s a noble and a female who is married will see the dragon queen ascend to the pointy chair.