Computers are amazing things. They can do the most complex math in the same amount of time it takes me to simply type the word "math" into this article, so it makes complete sense to use this incredibly source of technology to try and predict who will survive the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones.
As EW reports, Taylor Larkin, a data scientist for the Boston-based predictive modeling company DataRobot, has created an algorithm to try and most accurately predict who will perish in Season 8 based on data involving how many members of their family are left, physical traits, gender (males are more likely to die due to fighting in battles), and status (people on the throne don't last too long).
While the following results are only mere predictions, they are founded on the complex data the AI was able to compute, meaning the life expectancy model may have a bit more pull than all of the "#JonAndDanyForever" fan hopefuls. Nonetheless, the story is written by George R. R. Martin, and not a computer, so as far as we truly know, Samwell Tarly could sit on the throne in the end.
- Daenerys Targaryen – 83.77% chance of death
- Jaime Lannister – 72.91% chance of death
- Tyrion Lannister – 70.76% chance of death
- Bran Stark – 66.02% chance of death
- Cersei Lannister – 60.39% chance of death
- Jon Snow – 58.99% chance of death
- Euron Greyjoy – 54.95% chance of death
- Sansa Stark – 50.28% chance of death
- Arya Stark – 49.04% chance of death
- Gendry – 39.87% chance of death
We'll have to wait to see if the computer accurately kills all of our favorite characters when the final season of Game of Thrones premieres in 2019.