What is the AI death calculator? Exact time of your death predicted

The tool is believed to have 78% accuracy
Rachael Davies3 minutes ago

A new AI tool called Life2vec can reportedly predict the course of your life, based on data from Danish health and demographic records for six million people.

Using health, social, and environmental factors, the model was created by scientists in Denmark and the US, feeding data from Danish health and demographic records into it.

Not only can Life2vec predict when you're going to die, but it can also determine how much money you’ll have when death catches up with you.

It bases its predictions on information like income, profession, and medical records to determine how long you’ll live.

Here's a closer look at how the death calculator works and who has access to it.

How accurate is the death calculator?

Supposedly, the death calculator works to 78 per cent accuracy, using previous research to determine length of life.

For example, factors that are known to contribute to longer or shorter lifespans, such as smoking, exercise habits, gender, or poor mental health, are all taken into account. Even characteristics like having higher incomes and working in leadership roles can lead to a longer life.

Every factor like these is given a code, such as S52 for a broken forearm or IND4726 for working in a tobacco shop. The Danish team behind the tool converted those code into words that are then used to sum up people's lives in data-rich sentences that aid the overall predictions.

How can I try it out?

So far, Life2vec has been tested on a group of people aged between 35 and 65, half of whom died between 2016 and 2020.

However, it's not yet open to the public, with stipulations that it's only been trained on people in Denmark and that the data from the tool shouldn't be used in certain situations.

"Clearly, our model should not be used by an insurance company, because the whole idea of insurance is that, by sharing the lack of knowledge of who is going to be the unlucky person struck by some incident, or death, or losing your backpack, we can kind of share this burden," Professor Jørgensen, leader of the Life2vec team, told Metro.