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Eye Opener!! AI Death Calculator Predicts When You’ll Die – And It’s Extremely Accurate

New York Post

(New York Post) This is a matter of life and death — no doubt a-bot-it.

Although most folks aren’t in a massive rush to learn when they’ll bite the big one, a newly developed AI death calculator can now forecast when a person will die with eerily exact accuracy.


“We use the technology behind ChatGPT (something called transformer models) to analyze human lives by representing each person as the sequence of events that happens in their life,” Sune Lehmann, lead author of the December 2023 study “Using sequence of life-events to predict human lives,” told The Post.

In the report, the professor of network and complex systems from the Technical University of Denmark, and co-authors introduce an algorithm known as “life2vec,” which uses select details of an individual’s life — including income, profession, residence and health history — to determine life expectancy with 78% correctness.

death image and rose on a cell phone that's resting atop a calendar.
Researchers in Denmark and the US developed an algorithm which can approximate when a person will die by examining specific details about their life. Getty Images/iStockphoto

“We use the fact that in a certain sense, human lives share a similarity with language,” explained Lehmann. “Just like words follow each other in sentences, events follow each other in human lives,”

Slightly different than ChatGPT — the ever-buzzy bot that tech wizards have employed to help land their dream jobs or even curate the perfect outfit — life2vec can compute the life outcomes of a man or woman by closely examining their pasts.

“This model can predict almost anything,” Lehmann told The Post, who noted that his research team also used the specialized program to foretell people’s personalities and decisions to make international moves.

“We predicted death because it’s something people have worked on for many years (for example, insurance companies),” he added, “so we had a good sense of what was possible.”

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Researchers input detailed facts about a person into the algorithm to determine whether they would live for at least four years after Jan. 1, 2016. Adobe Stock

Lehmann’s troop examined a heterogeneous subject population of 6 million Danish people, who varied in sex and age, between 2008 and 2020. The analysts used life2vec to discover which of the subjects would likely live for at least four years beyond Jan. 1, 2016.

“The scale of our dataset allows us to construct sequence-level representations of individual human life trajectories, which detail how each person moves through time,” reads the report. “We can observe how individual lives evolve in a space of diverse event types (information about a heart attack is mixed with salary increases or information about moving from an urban to a rural area).”

Researchers fed the AI-specific information on each study participant, using plain language such as: “In September 2012, Francisco received 20,000 Danish kroner as a guard at a castle in Elsinore” or “During her third year at secondary boarding school, Hermione followed five elective classes.”

They then assigned different digital tokens to each piece of data, which were all quite specifically categorized. For instance, a forearm fracture is represented as S52; working in a tobacco shop is coded as IND4726, income is represented by 100 different digital tokens; and “postpartum hemorrhage” is O72.

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Life2vec accurately computed death predictions of a study population of 6 million Danish people. Adobe Stock

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