A group of students in Germany found that patiently awaiting the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere wasn't worth the anticipation, so they developed a program to try and predict who will live and who will die by the end of the series finale.
Computer scientists studying at the Technical University of Munich are using an algorithm to search the internet for GoT data to see which characters have the highest chance of ending up on the Iron Throne, or die trying. Titled A Song of Ice and Data, the analysis uses longevity data similar to the information used to survey the outcomes of medical treatments.
The project's manager Guy Yachdav told CBS that the program, "relies on data taken from the world of fantasy, the exact same artificial intelligence techniques are used in the real world."
One of the key takeaways from the experiment is the prediction that Daenerys Targaryen has the highest chance of surviving until the end (1% likelihood of death). It's worth noting that many GoT fans have argued that a series ending victory for the Mother of Dragons seems too predicable of a move for the series' brilliant showrunners.
The other three characters with the lowest chance of dying are: Tyrion Lannister (3%), Varys (3%), Samwell Tarly (3%), and Jaime Lannister (4.0%). However, the more pressing question remains: who's going to die? The data collected suggests that Bronn has the highest chance of dying first at 93.5%. Those who follow include: Gregor "the Mountain" Clegane, Sansa Stark, Bran Stark, and Sandor "the Hound" Clegane.
In other Game of Thrones prediction news, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have partnered with Netflix on a playlist for the final season. And if that wasn't enough, they sneakily said that the answers to the ending are hidden in the song choices. "The answer to the ending is one hundred percent hidden in the playlist choices," they explained. "No one will believe us, but it's true."