13-year-old searches ‘himself’ for murderer using ‘deepfake’ technology – ICT News

Thirteen-year-old Sedar Soares, murdered in 2003 in Rotterdam, is now ‘himself’ appealing on TV for the perpetrator and possible witnesses to come forward, using modern techniques . The use of ‘deepfake’ technology is a world first in this type of case, as confirmed by a spokesperson for the Dutch police.

Sedar Soares, a murdered youth, appealed to TV using ‘deepfake’ technology. © Politie.nl

The call came during the WNL documentary ‘Spreek! Nu’!, broadcast on Sunday evening on the Dutch TV channel NPO1. It is also featured on the Politie.nl website.

Rotten deal

For the recordings, hyper-faking technology (deepfake) was used. It shows the youngster, who at the time was believed to be a very talented football player, juggling a ball in front of a line of family members, friends and police. He was shot while participating in a snowball fight near a metro station in Rotterdam. Investigators believe the youngster was mistakenly the victim of a rotten deal.

Sedar Soares, a murdered youth, appealed to TV using ‘deepfake’ technology. © Politie.nlThe call was made during the WNL documentary ‘Spreek! Nu’!, broadcast on Sunday evening on the Dutch TV channel NPO1. It is also featured on the Politie.nl website. The recordings used deepfake technology. It shows the youngster, who at the time was believed to be a very talented football player, juggling a ball in front of a line of family members, friends and police. He was shot while participating in a snowball fight near a metro station in Rotterdam. Investigators believe the youngster was mistakenly the victim of a rotten deal.

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