Artificial Intelligence backs theory on major death in 'Winds of Winter'

By @sachintrivedig on
George R.R. Martin
Co-executive producer George R.R. Martin arrives for the season premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in San Francisco, California March 23, 2015. Reuters/Robert Galbraith

Another year has come and gone, but there’s still no word about the release date of “Winds of Winter.” Tired of the long wait, readers are getting increasingly creative to quench their thirst for the next book in “A Song of Ice and Fire.” An Artificial Intelligence program has now made an attempt to write a few chapters of the book.

In an interview with Motherboard, software engineer Zack Thoutt tried to use AI to try and finish the next novel by George RR Martin. The chapters that the program wrote may not be coherent, but it does confirm some of the fan theories that are floating around.

Jaime will kill his sister Cersei, according to the program. This will not come as a big surprise due to recent events in the series. There's also the prophecy about who will kill the queen, which seems to point towards Jaime.

Some of the other perditions of the program are Jon Snow riding a dragon and Lord Varys poisoning Daenerys. Will the Targaryen become a Mad Queen just like her father? The deaths predicted by the Artificial Intelligence suggest that Jon Snow will end up as the ruler of the seven kingdoms.

Thoutt said he did not feed the program with any of the fan theories. Only the books that have already been released by Martin were the source for the predictions.

Although the predictions are quite stunning, the grammar and the style of the writing is not up to mark. Thoutt explained that what is needed is a book 100 times the size of the current series, in a language that uses children’s vocabulary. That is the limit of the current level of the technology.

Whether the predictions will come true or not, only Martin can tell for sure. Meanwhile, the wait for “Winds of Winter” continues.