An anonymous team said to be two coders, have used AI and machine learning technologies in a new NFT collection that popped up on OpenSea under the title U.S. Serial Killer by State. Similar to MyHeritage and TikTok effect the old mugshots have been brought to life and some are quite chilling.
Recently a somewhat provocative collection has been published on OpenSea under the creator name PROLIFICS. The project’s first public collection is named “U.S. Serial Killers by State” and contains 50 collectibles cards, each one made manually and with a video that was created with AI and machine learning technologies to restore enhance and bring to life old photos of serials killers. Some of the work is quite impressive.
The creators say on their website“The collection might raise some eyebrows, however, our intention was not to praise criminals but to showcase new technologies.”, which does sound fair, but the reaction of the NFT collectors is still yet to be seen.
The “detective and crime” entertainment industry is huge following the rise of documentaries like True Crime in the last few years on Netlfix and other platforms which might drive the collectors to appreciate the value of such collectible items.
The collection will be released in 10 batches of 5 cards, starting from the lowest ranking, but in each batch including one of the Top10 most notorious killers in the US. The number of copies will decrease with each card, making it impossible for everybody to own the whole collection. Each card has a rarity score calculated from the number of victims, methods of killing, and the outcome. The owners of the whole collection receive additional benefits and are whitelisted for upcoming AirDrops.
The creators are positioning themselves in the “Top100” niche market as the “Prolifics” brand that is using NFTs to cement in time selected “Top100” lists, based on their research and analytics.
The first drop has been published on OpenSea but the cards have not been put on sale just yet.