Jon Snow Is Alive! (We Think)

Game of Thrones probably has little to do with your professional life. So consider this gratuitous storytelling for the sake of curious fans of the HBO fantasy. But just ahead of Sunday’s kickoff for Season 6 of the television series, students in Germany developed an algorithm that they claim answers two pressing questions: Is Jon Snow alive? Who is the next to die? Analytics to the Rescue The rich worlds in Game of Thrones inspired a computer science class at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) to create computer algorithms to predict next characters to be eliminated  — and satiate curiosity about uber-popular Jon Snow. (Given that you probably use analytics in some capacity on the job, we’ll use that as a tenuous link for this story.) Guy Yachdav, chair…


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