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Students create algorithm to predict "Game of Thrones" deaths

How will "Game of Thrones" end?
How will "Game of Thrones" end? 02:16

Possible spoiler alert: Computer science students in Germany have developed an application that scours the internet for data on the popular "Game of Thrones" series. Students at the Technical University of Munich use an algorithm to predict which characters are most likely to survive to the end of its final season.

Project supervisor Guy Yachdav said Friday survival rates are predicted using longevity analysis similar to scientific studies used to examine the effects of medical treatments. He said although the analysis "relies on data taken from the world of fantasy, the exact same artificial intelligence techniques are used in the real world."

Some notable entries from the results:

  • Daenerys Targaryen has the highest chance of survival. She has a 1 percent chance of dying.
  • There's a 94 percent chance that Bronn dies next.
  • The likelihood of Ser Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane's death is 80.3 percent.
  • Tyrion Lannister, Hot Pie, Samwell Tarly and Lord Varys have much better odds, with a 3 percent chance of dying. 

Only time will tell, but the series is notoriously unpredictable. Some of the show's biggest stars told "60 Minutes" what they thought about the show's finale.

"Not to be coy or anything … but it ends brilliantly," said Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister. 

"There's too many elements to be able to please everyone. It's too complex a story," said Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth. 

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