This AI called life2vec is capable of predicting the date of your death using the same technology as ChatGPT! Find out all you need to know about this incredible tool created by Danish researchers…
If you’re can find out what’s going to happen in your lifeand even when you will die, would you rather know everything or keep it a surprise ?
That’s the choice you’re faced with when a new artificial intelligence called “live2vec. The latter was developed by researchers at the Technical University of Denmark.
This algorithm uses the same technology as ChatGPT, namely Transformer models. It allows “ analyze human lives representing each person as a sequence of events that occur in their lives “.
Life2vec uses details about an individual to predict his or her future
In concrete terms, this AI is based on the details of an individual’s life. In particular income, profession, place of residence or health history. This enables him to determine his life expectancy with 78% accuracy !
As Sune Lehmann, the study’s lead author, explains, “ we use the fact that, in a certain sense, the human lives share a similarity with language. Just as words follow one another in sentences, so events follow one another in human lives. “.
So, just as ChatGPT predicts the next word in a sentence, life2vec can calculate the course of a person’s life by examining their past. According to Lehmann, “ this model can predict almost anything “. For example, it can also guess people’s personalities and moving decisions abroad.
AI predicts the death of 6 million people
So, why focus on death ? ” Because this is something that people have been working on for many years, for example insurance companies “. This gives a clear idea of what’s possible.
The algorithm used detailed data on every person in a heterogeneous population of 6 million Danes, dated from 2008 to 2020. It was able to determine whether these people had lived at least four years after January 1, 2016.
According to the study, “ the size of the dataset makes it possible to build representations of individual trajectories of human lives, with details of how each person evolves over time “.
Information on a heart attack is mixed with salary increases or information about moving to rural areas.
All information on each participant was used to feed the AI, in natural language with prompts such as ” in September 2012, Francisco received 20,000 Danish kroner as a guard at a castle in Elsinore “.
Or, ” during her third year of high school, Hermione took five elective courses “. The researchers then assigned different numerical tokens to each data extractby categorizing them in a specific way.
For example, a fractured forearm is represented as S52. Working in a tobacco shop is associated with code IND4726. The income can be represented by 100 different tokenss, while a post-partum hemorrhage corresponds to O72.
Using this information, life2vec almost perfectly predicted who was dead in 2020 in more than three-quarters of cases. Its precision is chilling…
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This study reveals several factors that may contribute to early death being male, having a mental illness, or working in a highly skilled occupation.
On the contrary, have a high income or be in a managerial role is generally associated with living longer. For the future, the team plans to use life2vec to discover all the factors that can help people live longer.
This tool is not yet available to companies or the general public. When it is, it cannot a priori be used by insurance companies or employers to answer questions about individuals.
To avoid terrorizing the participants in the study, published in the journal Nature, the researchers chose not to reveal to them the date of death predicted by the AI…