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Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2009, 06:21
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Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able to make computers that can
understand English and other human languages, recognize objects, and reason as an
expert does—computers that will be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns,
deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as these.
(A) as an expert does—computers that will be used to diagnose equipment
breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as
these
(B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
(C) like an expert—computers that will be used for such purposes as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
(D) like an expert, the use of which would be for purposes like the diagnosis of
equipment breakdowns or the decision whether or not a loan should be
authorized
(E) like an expert, to be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding
whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like
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Re: Artificial Intelligence [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2009, 11:54
i'm gonna go with B...although reason as an expert doesn't sound really nice...but for purposes such as sound right however...
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Re: Artificial Intelligence [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2009, 12:05
nitindas wrote:
Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able to make computers that can
understand English and other human languages, recognize objects, and reason as an
expert does—computers that will be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns,
deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as these.
(A) as an expert does—computers that will be used to diagnose equipment
breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as
these
(B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
(C) like an expert—computers that will be used for such purposes as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan

(D) like an expert, the use of which would be for purposes like the diagnosis of
equipment breakdowns or the decision whether or not a loan should be
authorized
(E) like an expert, to be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding
whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like


C for me!

A & B: Computers can blah blah blah like an expert, NOT as an expert does.
D: "the use of which would be for purposes like........" -- passive so out.
E: Seems something is missing, what is to be used? the experts, the computer,
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Re: Artificial Intelligence [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2009, 07:20
nitindas wrote:
Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able to make computers that can
understand English and other human languages, recognize objects, and reason as an
expert does—computers that will be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns,
deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as these.
(A) as an expert does—computers that will be used to diagnose equipment
breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as
these
(B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
(C) like an expert—computers that will be used for such purposes as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
(D) like an expert, the use of which would be for purposes like the diagnosis of
equipment breakdowns or the decision whether or not a loan should be
authorized
(E) like an expert, to be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding
whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like


A: "or other purposes such as these" wordy
B: which cannot modify expert does
C: seems right
D: same as be
E: last part not parallel
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Re: Artificial Intelligence [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2009, 10:39
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i'm gonna go with B...although reason as an expert doesn't sound really nice...but for purposes such as sound right however...

B is not clear what "which" is modifying.
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Re: Artificial Intelligence [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2009, 13:37
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(A) as an expert does—computers that will be used to diagnose equipment
breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as
these - diagonse and deciding not ||

(B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan - which is a wrong modifier for 'expert does'
(C) like an expert—computers that will be used for such purposes as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan - deciding and diagnosing are ||

(D) like an expert, the use of which would be for purposes like the diagnosis of
equipment breakdowns or the decision whether or not a loan should be
authorized - diagnosis not || to decision


(E) like an expert, to be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding
whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like - diagnose not || to deciding



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like is used to compare nouns . ex: Joe is like JOhn
as is used to compare verbs . ex: Joe writes as John does.
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Re: Artificial Intelligence [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2009, 20:37
learner wrote:
(A) as an expert does—computers that will be used to diagnose equipment
breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as
these - diagonse and deciding not ||

(B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan - which is a wrong modifier for 'expert does'
(C) like an expert—computers that will be used for such purposes as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan - deciding and diagnosing are ||

(D) like an expert, the use of which would be for purposes like the diagnosis of
equipment breakdowns or the decision whether or not a loan should be
authorized - diagnosis not || to decision


(E) like an expert, to be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding
whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like - diagnose not || to deciding



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like is used to compare nouns . ex: Joe is like JOhn
as is used to compare verbs . ex: Joe writes as John does.


well, I m confused here
we are comparing computer's reasoning to that of an expert's. So as should come here
if there has been a comparison between computers and experts then like would have been correct.
Hence I mark A as an answer

any comments ??

pls explain in detail, the usage of as and like with examples. Its confusing. Although I know the above mentioned rule, but i get confused while doing SC.
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Re: Artificial Intelligence [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2009, 23:39
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learner wrote:
(A) as an expert does—computers that will be used to diagnose equipment
breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as
these - diagonse and deciding not ||

(B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan - which is a wrong modifier for 'expert does'
(C) like an expert—computers that will be used for such purposes as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan - deciding and diagnosing are ||

(D) like an expert, the use of which would be for purposes like the diagnosis of
equipment breakdowns or the decision whether or not a loan should be
authorized - diagnosis not || to decision


(E) like an expert, to be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding
whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like - diagnose not || to deciding



Additional relevant info :


like is used to compare nouns . ex: Joe is like JOhn
as is used to compare verbs . ex: Joe writes as John does.


well, I m confused here
we are comparing computer's reasoning to that of an expert's. So as should come here
if there has been a comparison between computers and experts then like would have been correct.
Hence I mark A as an answer

any comments ??

pls explain in detail, the usage of as and like with examples. Its confusing. Although I know the above mentioned rule, but i get confused while doing SC.


I thought abt it..but Unable to explain...It will be good if some expert can shed light on it...
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Re: Artificial Intelligence [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2010, 00:44
The reason why A is wrong is not becoz it uses as.Infact as is perfectly okay. computers reason... as experts do ( there is a verb here).

If there were Computers reason.... as an expert, (then it is incorrect)


The main issue here is parallelism.

Hopefully this might of some help :-D
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Re: Artificial Intelligence [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2011, 09:24
C--
correctly use like to compare
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Re: Artificial Intelligence [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2011, 10:19
Isn't "like" in option "C", "D", "E" incorrect because whenever we compare actions ('reason' in this case) we have to use "as" and not like. Can anyone pls help on this ? Thanks.
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Re: Artificial Intelligence [#permalink] New post 27 May 2011, 10:52
This question appears in the OG VR 2nd Ed.
OA is C

OE is "The sentence presents three functions of intelligent computers,(to diagnose .. deciding .... or other purposes) but they are not written in parallel form. The final function is vague, so turning this into an introductory clause (used for such purposes as ...) and using parallel forms (daignosing/deciding) makes a better sentence.

It clearly mentions, either "as an expert does" or "like an expert" have been used correctly and idiomatically in the choices. .

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Re: Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 09:27
nitindas wrote:
Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able to make computers that can
understand English and other human languages, recognize objects, and reason as an
expert does—computers that will be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns,
deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as these.
(A) as an expert does—computers that will be used to diagnose equipment
breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as
these
(B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
(C) like an expert—computers that will be used for such purposes as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
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(D) like an expert, the use of which would be for purposes like the diagnosis of
equipment breakdowns or the decision whether or not a loan should be
authorized
(E) like an expert, to be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding
whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like


+1 C

When we use whether we have 2 choices yes or no, therefore to add "or not" becomes wordy. We must use like in this example as we are comparing "like a expert".
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Re: Artificial Intelligence [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2012, 11:07
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Isn't "like" in option "C", "D", "E" incorrect because whenever we compare actions ('reason' in this case) we have to use "as" and not like. Can anyone pls help on this ? Thanks.


I think "like" is comparing artificial intelligence to expert.
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Re: Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2012, 15:02
Whether or not is always wrong in GMAT eliminate D and E

Computers will understand English , recognize objects and reason as an expert does .
Eliminate B “which” is used incorrectly.

But I cannot decide whether to choose A or C , although the correct answer is C.
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Re: Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2012, 11:57
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Answering a PM on this one :).

This question has not been correctly transcribed from the original. Notice the end has only been included in (A) and (E) ('or other purposes such as these', 'or the like.'). Therefore, it is hard to really say what the best approach to the question is, because perhaps there is a clear 2:3 split at the end of the sentence.

That said let's take a look at (A) and (C) to see which is better.

In (A), it implies that in diagnosing equipment breakdowns, a computer will be able to 'decide whether to authorize a loan'. These are two separate activities and must therefore be separated by an 'or', the way that (C) does.

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Re: Artificial Intelligence [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2013, 02:10
learner wrote:
(A) as an expert does—computers that will be used to diagnose equipment
breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as
these - diagonse and deciding not ||

(B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan - which is a wrong modifier for 'expert does'
(C) like an expert—computers that will be used for such purposes as diagnosing
equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan - deciding and diagnosing are ||

(D) like an expert, the use of which would be for purposes like the diagnosis of
equipment breakdowns or the decision whether or not a loan should be
authorized - diagnosis not || to decision


(E) like an expert, to be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding
whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like - diagnose not || to deciding



Additional relevant info :


like is used to compare nouns . ex: Joe is like JOhn
as is used to compare verbs . ex: Joe writes as John does.


I was confused to choose between B and C. I knew "which" in answer choice B did not have clear referent, but I could not choose C because of "like an expert". Manhattan explains that "like" is used only to compare nouns. but in this case we compare verbs, right? computers reason as experts reason. even in the examples you wrote, "Joe writes as John does", here we compare Joe's writing to John's writing - thus, two verbs are compared. in this question "computers reason as experts reason [or, as experts do]". thus, we are comparing two verbs, meaning we need to use "as" word rather than "like".

can you please explain further?


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