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Artificial intelligence capable of predicting death

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr17,2024

Artificial intelligence capable of predicting death

Unsplash < p>Danish and American researchers have developed an artificial intelligence model capable of predicting the death of an individual based on a (dense) set of personal data. Their first study reveals that the machine was correct in 78.8% of cases…

If it seemed for a (short) time that artificial intelligence (AI) was going to be used for writing, it did not take long for Science to take advantage of it for slightly more gloomy projects.

To study the risks of premature death, Danish and American researchers designed an AI model called Life2vec. A true “destiny calculator”, this tool allows you to predict the death of an individual by considering a multitude of data such as age, state of health, level of education, employment, or even income. .

Concretely, as reported by presse-citron, the researchers looked at six million Danes aged between 36 and 64, between 2008 and 2020. Then, they asked the AI ​​which of them would still live until as of January 1, 2024. Today, it turns out that the tool was right in 78.8% of cases.

So much so that Sune Lehmann, one of the authors of the study, says that humans are much more predictable than they want to admit. According to him, everyone could be reduced to a sequence of events that occur in their life, sufficient to predict their future. So predictable that AI doesn't teach us much…

In fact, the results show that having a high salary would allow you to live longer, as would… being in good health ! Conversely, being a man, having mental health problems or exercising a “skilled” profession would put us at risk of premature death…

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Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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