The following composite shows the results of a image authentication and evaluation tests performed on two images from the ‘Hunter Biden laptop’ collection. The Biden campaign and various MSM apologists claims that they are fakes. The results of the image analysis beg to differ:
- The two images match Hunter Biden on face recognition within a 98% certainty (using a validated image as the reference)
- The object in Hunter Biden’s mouth matched a glass crack pipe within a 93% certainty
- Both images came back as negative on a wide range of tampering and deepfake manipulations
Conclusion, these are authentic images within a probability >90%.
If you are not getting the relevance of Vadym Pozharskyi, the top Burisma adviser emailing Hunter asking for “advice on how you could use your influence”, the following composite may be of some help. Seen below is Vadym Pozharskyi in situ at an Atlantic Council event with former senior state department officials in the Obama administration including: Evelyn Farkas, Ambassador John Herbst, and Ambassador Roman Popadiuk. All hard at work unselfishly promoting the interests of Burisma. Why do you ask? Because they are just nice like that.
References and Sources
XRVision Sentinel AI Platform – Face recognition, image reconstruction, and object classification
Sampling of the Tests Performed on Imagery
Based AI based face recognition and deepfake detection. I’ve also performed a battery of forensic image analysis tests that included functions such as:
Double Quantization – These types of inconsistencies occur when a foreign object is inserted in a JPEG image. When the new image is saved, the untampered part of the image will have been compressed twice, while the inserted region only once. In this case, the tampered area should appear red while the rest of the image blue. If other colors are present (green, yellow) then no conclusion can be made.
Error Level Analysis – These types of inconsistencies are produced by recompressing the image as a JPEG of quality 75 and subtracting the new image from the old. The resulting image of differences is then enhanced and displayed. Areas of interest are those with higher values than other similar parts of the image. Only similar regions should be compared, i.e. edges should be compared to edges, textures to textures, and uniform regions to uniform regions. Color discrepancies (commonly blue regions) are also generally suspicious.
Median Noise Residuals – These type of inconsistencies are based on isolating the almost-invisible image noise through median filtering. When interpreting the results, areas of interest are those that return higher (i.e. brighter) values than other similar parts of the image. Only similar regions are compared, i.e. edges are compared to edges, textures to textures, and uniform regions to uniform regions.
Compression anomalies 1 – JPEG compression operates in an 8-by-8 grid, which is near-invisible but detectable. Adding or moving an object on an image may locally disrupt this grid. The GRIDS algorithm seeks such discrepancies, and highlights them locally. The algorithm produces local red/orange “blobs” where it detects grid discrepancies. Generally, the GRIDS algorithm is less distracted by textures in the image, and focuses on grid disturbances.
Compression anomalies 2 – JPEG compression operates in an 8-by-8 grid, which is near-invisible but detectable. Adding or moving an object on an image may locally disrupt this grid. The GRIDS-Inverse algorithm is complementary to GRIDS in seeking such discrepancies. The algorithm produces local blue “blobs” where it detects grid discrepancies. Generally, the GRIDS algorithm is less distracted by textures in the image, and focuses on grid disturbances. However, it should mostly be interpreted in combination with other algorithm outputs that highlight the same regions.
Compression anomalies 3 – JPEG compression operates in an 8-by-8 grid, which is near-invisible but detectable. Adding or moving an object on an image may locally disrupt this grid. The BLOCK algorithm detects the image grid and looks for local discrepancies. Any coherent region with different color to its surroundings may correspond to tampering, although reds and yellows against a blue background are the most typical indication of tampering.
Compression anomalies 4 – The JPEG Ghosts algorithm is based on recompressing the image in multiple different qualities and subtracting each of them from the original. The resulting difference images are post-processed to highlight regions that stand out and are likely to originate from a different JPEG image. Then, the images most likely to contain interesting findings are selected (i.e. those that feature localized inconsistencies). Consistent yellow regions against a blue background may correspond to traces of tampering, especially if they do not correspond to edges, but to entire regions.
Noise anomalies – Each image carries invisible, high-frequency noise that is the result of the capturing process as well as the compression. The Discrete Wavelet Noise algorithm filters the image and calculates the local noise distribution at each part of the image. Regions that differ from the rest of the image are highlighted in strong red, and are likely to originate from other images.
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