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Who will win the Game of Thrones?

09.04.2019

Students embarked on an unusual scientific mission


Shorly before the curtain drops on the hit HBO show "Game of Thrones" (GoT) students attending a seminar at the Chair for Bioinformatics (Prof. Burkhard Rost) developed an application that scours the web for data about GoT, then crunches the numbers using a set of artificial intelligence algorithms that they created to predict the survival chances of each of the Game of Thrones characters. The highest chance (99%) of surviving the harrowing GoT world has now Daenerys Targaryen. Back in 2016 and just before the airing of Season 6, students of the same course created an algorithm that accurately predicted Jon Snow's ressurrection.

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