Watson may have dominated Jeopardy, but it’s gonna whiff big on Jon Snow.
Game of Thrones theories are a dime a dozen, but Season 6 has had an unprecedented number of non-humans offering their take. First, math projected Tyrion as the true protagonist of the series. Then, college students in Munich set up an amazingly-named algorithm called A Song of Ice and Date that concluded Jon Snow shouldn’t be dead. Now technology platform IBM Watson has weighed in too.
But everyone knows that when you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.
And unfortunately, out of all the Game of Thrones software theorizing about the show, Watson is not the winner.
Watson’s idea of “predictions” for Season 6 is to say, “Sansa Stark’s original extraversion and cheerfulness has been replaced by self consciousness, an imaginative internal life and dutifulness.” That’s not so much a prediction as it is a “no shit, Sherlock.” Its prediction for Tyrion is even more baffling:
Tyrion Lannister’s initially more trusting and disciplined persona has given way to a vulnerable and emotional alcoholic.
Since when has Tyrion ever been trusting or disciplined?
Its prediction for Arya is as follows: “Arya Stark, has become hardened throughout the books. She is now less vulnerable and less prone to worry.”
Again, that’s more of a common sense character trait, which indicates IBM Watson doesn’t know the meaning of the term “prediction.”
And as for Jon Snow? Watson says, “Jon Snow has changed from being the angry, vulnerable, adventure-seeking youth to a disciplined, intelligent, and cautious leader.”
We’ll give them the “leader” part, but since when has Jon Snuuuh ever been “angry and adventure-seeking?”
You know nothing, IBM Watson.