Artificial intelligence capable of predicting death? This is how “Life2vec” works.

“Will these people die or stay alive in the next four years? » This question is not the main line of the latest popular science fiction film, but the question of an artificial intelligence model. And the “Life2vec” program would apparently be more successful in its test: 78.8% of the time, the AI’s predictions came true.

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The results of this study, conducted by scientists from Danish and American universities, were published in mid-December in the journal Nature Computational Science. The researchers populated this algorithm with data compiled by various national organizations on nearly 6 million Danes. These statistics describe in detail both the health history of the inhabitants of Denmark, but also their income, occupation or place of residence.

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