Dutch police describe the use of “deepfake” technology in the cold case of the 2003 crime of Sedar Soares, a “world premiere”.
In order to maintain law and order in a country, the government and officials are doing their best to come up with impact strategies and bring justice to the victims. In this modern world where technology is flourishing in every sector, the police are trying something that seems never to have been done before: falsifying a crime victim in a last-ditch attempt to bring their killer to justice. According to Euronews, the Dutch police describe the use of “deepfake” technology in the cold case of the 2003 crime of Sedar Soares as a “world premiere”.
Soares, 13, was shot in a parking lot in Rotterdam almost twenty years ago, in what appears to be a classic case where someone is in the wrong place at the wrong time, the report notes. His killers were never caught.
Rotterdam police have now released a video of the boy walking on a football field, surrounded by his friends and family, and urging the public to provide any information they may have about the unsolved homicide.
As with most deepfake videos, the resuscitated boy’s movements are weird.
“Someone needs to know who killed my dear brother,” says a voiceover, probably from one of Soares’ brothers or imitating in Dutch. “That’s why he was brought back to life for this film.”
Lillian van Duijvenbode, a spokeswoman for the Rotterdam police, told France-Press that police officers “have already received dozens of tips” after the video was released, although she admits that so far “they have not checked if these clues are usable. “
According to police, the teenager was killed “suddenly” and was “in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Investigators now believe that a gang of organized criminal fraud operated near the subway station and that Sedar was “a victim of violence in the underworld, out of sheer misfortune.”
It is hoped that using a “deepfake” video to recreate the boy’s image will finally help solve the “cold case”.
Deepfake technology uses artificial intelligence (AI) to edit the image and sound of videos to make it look like someone said or did something they didn’t do.
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