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Could AI ease Game of Thrones-esque backlash in future?

The dust might never settle from the public uproar following the conclusion to global phenomenon Game of Thrones, so in the meantime we should ask the question whether technology could save writers’ blushes in the future? Would HBO trade the imaginations and creative flair of D. B. Weiss and David Benioff for an algorithm – all in the name of erasing the one blip in an otherwise perfect journey? Research emerged this week claiming natural language processing tools enable more valid and accurate computations, while visualization and analysis of word frequencies across text provide insights into how narrative is structured. It goes even deeper, with network theory able to calculate a guide to which characters are most difficult to kill…

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