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2020考研英语时事阅读:一夜爆红的“ZAO”被约谈!

时间:2019-09-10 14:09:28 编辑:leichenchen

       考研英语阅读能力的进步,依靠的是长期不懈地努力与坚持!下面,北京文都考研网为助2020考研者一臂之力,分享了考研英语时事阅读:一夜爆红的“ZAO”被约谈!供考生参考。

2020考研英语时事阅读:一夜爆红的“ZAO”被约谈!

A Chinese app that lets users convincingly swap their faces with film or TV characters has rapidly become one of the country’s most downloaded apps, triggering a privacy row. Released on Friday, the Zao app went viral as Chinese users seized on the chance to see themselves act out scenes from well-known movies using deepfake technology, which has already prompted concerns elsewhere over potential misuse.

Users provide a series of selfies [in which they blink, move their mouths and make facial expressions], which the app uses to realistically morph the person’s animated likeness on to movies, TV shows or other content. The company was forced to issue a statement on Sunday pledging changes after critics attacked the app’s privacy policy, which it had “free, irrevocable, permanent, transferable, and relicenseable” rights to all user-generated content.

There has been growing concern over deepfakes, which use artificial intelligence to appear genuine. Critics say the technology can be used to create bogus videos to manipulate elections, defame someone, or potentially cause unrest by spreading misinformation on a massive scale.

文本选自:The Guardian(卫报)

 

【单词】

spark

英 [spɑːk] 美 [spɑːrk]

n. 火花;火星;电火花;(指品质或感情)一星,丝毫,一丁点

v. 引发;触发;冒火花;飞火星;产生电火花

swap

英 [swɒp] 美 [swɑːp]

v. 交换(东西);交换(工作);用…替换;把…换成;掉换

n. 交换;掉换;交换物;被掉换者

morph

英 [mɔːf] 美 [mɔːrf]

v. (使)变形(利用电脑动画制作使图像平稳变换);(使)变化;(使)改变

n.(动植物的)变种;变体;语子;语素形式

defame

英 [dɪˈfeɪm] 美 [dɪˈfeɪm]

v. 诬蔑;诽谤;中伤

【参考译文】

近日,一款能让用户信服地将自己的面部与电影或电视人物角色置换的中国应用程序迅速成为中国下载量最大的应用程序之一,引发了一场隐私争议。上周五发布的这款Zao应用迅速走红,因为中国用户抓住这个机会,看到自己用深度融合技术(AI换脸)表演知名电影中的场景,(走红背后)这已经引发了人们对其可能滥用的担忧。

用户提供一系列眨眼、移动嘴巴、摆面部表情的自拍照,,该应用程序用这些自拍照将人物的动画形象逼真地转换为电影、电视节目或其他内容。在批评人士抨击该应用的隐私政策后,该公司被迫在周日发表声明,承诺做出改变。该隐私政策对所有用户生成的内容拥有“免费、不可撤销、永久、可转让和可转授权”的权利。

人们对使用人工智能冒充真实的AI换脸的担忧与日俱增。批评人士说,这项技术可以用来制作虚假视频,操纵选举,诽谤某人,或者通过大规模传播错误信息,潜在地引发骚乱。

       以上是北京文都考研网给出的“2020考研英语时事阅读:一夜爆红的“ZAO”被约谈!”,希望对考生在英语提升方面有所帮助!祝2020考研成功!

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