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Critical Reasoning: Inference Questions

At the time of its emergence, the field of artificial intelligence experienced significant developments. Since then, various inventions have been created including a computer program that can defeat the world's best chess player. Scientists then unsuccessfully attempted to use the algorithms based on this program to create machines that could perform basic human operations.

The statements above, if true, best support which of the following as a conclusion?

Incorrect.

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This answer choice jumps to a conclusion that cannot be based upon the argument. The fact that scientists find it hard to invent machines that perform basic human operations does not mean that machines that are better at doing certain tasks do not exist.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice jumps to a conclusion that cannot be based upon the premises. No comparison of the difficulty levels of different inventions is made by the argument.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice jumps to a conclusion that cannot be based upon the premises. Although scientists attempt to invent machines that can perform human tasks, this does not necessarily mean that they program them to think like humans.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice jumps to a conclusion that cannot be based upon the premises. Although scientists seem to be experiencing some difficulties, this does not mean that they are not progressing at all (to come to a halt means to stop).

Great!

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This conclusion is supported by Premises B and C. On the one hand, the computer program was very successful since it beat the world's best chess player. On the other, it was not useful in performing basic human operations. It's chess strategy just didn't prove efficient for other types of tasks.

Apart from being better at chess, so far machines have not been able to surmount humans at performing complex tasks.
To a scientist, inventing a machine that folds laundry is more challenging than inventing one that can defeat the world's best chess player.
Scientists in the field of artificial intelligence attempt to invent machines that can mimic the thought patterns of humans.
The field of artificial intelligence is experiencing a halt in its progression.
Difficulties may arise when problem-solving techniques that are specific to one type of task are applied to another.