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Who will die next on Game of Thrones? This machine learning network can predict character deaths

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And, the anxiety over the next major character deaths is sweeping across the fan base. While the internet is flooding with fan theories, a researcher has developed a machine learning-powered network to predict possible deaths in the highly popular and bloody series. Milan Janosov, a PhD candidate at the Central European University, built a sort of social network of major GoT characters to come up with a ranking system of probable character deaths. Spoiler alert: Here's the list of predicted deaths "The list tells us many interesting things.


Game Of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen, 'Mother Of Dragons', May Die Soon

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Master sword fighter Syrio Forel's wisecrack in the first season of popular TV series, "Game of Thrones," made Miltos Yerolemou's short role -- as Arya Stark's sword instructor -- in the show memorable. We also know which of the characters have already died (61 of them)," the analysis published by Central European University's Center for Network Science (CNS) says. According to CNS, network science is fast emerging as a scientific discipline that examines network links encountered every day as it explains the effect of these interconnections at a larger scale. Audience's love for Jon Snow -- played by Kit Harington -- probably prompted the show makers to revive the character after he was killed by his own men at the Night's Watch.


Machine Learning Predicts Characters Most Likely To Die In Game Of Thrones

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Like, say, dodging machine-generated Game of Thrones spoilers. For this, he was able to build an "aggregated network of the realm's social system": In this network each node represents a character of the story and the weight of the link between each pair of characters symbolises the strength of their social interaction. Yes, you read that correctly, he built a social network for Game of Thrones. So, how can this be used to predict future deaths?


4 ways AI will transform the field service industry

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IoT promises that field-service reps will be able to talk to machines to quickly identify issues; AI promises to make reps aware of problems before they even appear. AI will use image recognition to streamline the service process, whether that's break-fix, preventative maintenance, or installations. As field service is closely involved in fixing or replacing parts at the customer's home or office, image recognition has huge potential to increase the field rep's accuracy throughout the asset service lifecycle. This disparate information -- weather, traffic, skillsets, customer needs -- will, when crunched by AI, improve field-service scheduling.


'Rick and Morty' Is Actually Righteous Science Fiction

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"Even if you took all of the humor out of it, and told it just as a straight, serious science fiction story, it's a good enough story on its own to get published in a science fiction magazine," he says. Listen to the complete interview with John Joseph Adams, Matt London, and Carli Velocci in Episode 265 of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy (above). But I think that with Season 2 having so much character work involved with all this other crazy science fiction stuff, I think that'll definitely drive it going forward. So I think it's interesting watching Rick and Morty become a thing, and watching people who don't normally engage in cartoons because they're'for children' or'for stoners in college' or whatever, watch it and get a glimpse of it and realize that it's a very smart show."


AI and Job Destruction: Automated Away, or Awesomely Augmented?

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Consider the recent comment by Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet: "The largest taxi company has no taxis, that's Uber. The largest movie theatre has no movie theatres, that's Netflix." The previous miniseries examined who would be most impacted by job destruction in the AI revolution. While many fear that the magnitude of AI's job destruction will be great, augmentation actually provides us with reason for optimism on this front.


Game of Thrones season 7 torrents: Downloads targeted by HBO anti-piracy warnings

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What happened to Fling, Amazon's Chromecast clone on Fire TV?

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Yet most of the streaming companies I talked to either missed the memo about Fling or aren't interested: I also reached out to NexPlayer, a company that sells video player tools to streaming services, and added Amazon Fling to its developer toolkit last year. With hands-free voice commands, users can launch videos on a nearby Chromecast from streaming services like Netflix, HBO Now, Hulu, and YouTube. While Amazon's Echo speaker does support voice commands on some TV devices, such as Dish Hopper DVRs, this is a different kind of integration that requires each device maker to develop its own Alexa skill, and right now no such controls exist for Fire TV devices. For instance, it will soon be able to show supplemental information on televisions in response to Google Home voice commands, and the audio version of Chromecast now enables whole-home audio across multiple Google Home speakers.


'Salvation': How Much Of The New CBS Series Is Based On Actual Science?

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"Salvation" executive producers Craig Shapiro and Liz Kruger don't consider the new CBS series as a science fiction show because they believe that they had tried their best to ground the story in as much real science as possible. "We like to say this isn't a science fiction show. Shapiro added that they can either use a kinetic impactor to break the asteroid or a gravity tractor to divert it. "Salvation" executive producer Liz Kruger said that "90 percent" of what they do on the CBS series is based on "actual science."


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"This is the age of The Hunger Games; of the Star Wars movies being fronted by a female lead; of Wonder Woman utterly demolishing its box office rivals. "In 2017 there shouldn't be anything major about a TV series changing from a male lead to a female one. O'Hara also points out that leading women are selling big at the box office - and film companies aren't there to address gender equality, they're there to make a profit. Even for supposed male films, the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, a superhero and a sci-fi film, (the audience) was something like 47% female.