How to predict everything – even who dies next in Game of Thrones | Guy Yachdav
Machine Learning algorithms are routinely used to find hidden patterns in e.g. genomic data. But what if you used Machine Learning to get answers to questions that interest you personally? Guy Yachdav and his colleagues, Dr. Tatyana Goldberg and Christian Dallago, set out to ask the data something that was keeping him up at night: which of the characters in his favorite television series would die next? His colleagues and students developed a set of algorithms to predict, with surprising accuracy, which of the characters of Game of Thrones was likely to be killed off. In this talk, he shares their journey and the discoveries they made.