Artificial Intelligence is a technology that has become increasingly popular in recent years, not only to make our lives more convenient in relation to the user experience with smartphones, PCs, and various platforms as well as to enhance safety.
A curious case in China showed that AI can be a great ally too to help uncover homicides. Identified as Zhang, a 29-year-old boy tried, according to the South China Morning Post, to use his dead girlfriend’s face to authenticate a bank transfer through the Money Station app.
In order for the money to fall into the criminal’s account, it was necessary not only to show the transfer holder’s face but also to blink and talk, all measures to reinforce the recognition of identity.
However, by positioning the corpse’s face in front of the camera and trying to fool the technology, the system identified that the voice did not match.
After that, Money Station employees were informed of the possible fraud and, as they analyzed the images, noticed injuries and signs of strangulation in the victim.
With that, the authorities were triggered and began an investigation; Zhang was impersonating the girl and using her social networks and messengers to warn family, friends, and boss that she was “taking a vacation.”
Apparently, he would have killed her over arguments involving money. The boy was arrested while trying to get rid of the body and is now awaiting trial.