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# Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able

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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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18 May 2007, 07:57
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
'used to diagnose X, deciding Y..' not parallel
(B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
'..computers that can understand, will recognize and reason as an expert does' is the correct comparision and 'diagnosing X or deciding Y' is parallel best answer
(C) like an expert—computers that will be used for such purposes as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
'like an expert' does not compare action
(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
'like an expert' does not compare action
(E) like an expert, to be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like
'like an expert' does not compare action

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18 May 2007, 08:23
GMATCAT...i also went with 3/2 split..but i guess its not correct

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18 May 2007, 09:00
(D) is out becasue of run on sentence
(E) is out becasue the subject would be AI proponents for the second part
(A) is out because it is not parallel
(B) uses "may" which is different from the original meaning. AI prononents actually believe the computers "will" perform such tasks in the future!.

I go for (C)

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18 May 2007, 09:02
hello apache!
okay, I assume that in that case the answer is (C)? 'like' refers to 'reason' and does not compare the computer with the expert?

(A) not parallel!
(B) my choice, but wrong? why?
(C) parallel!
(D) 'for purposes like' is clearly wrong, there is no likeliness, we need 'such as' to give examples
(E) not parallel

this is a tough one, any suggestions??? cheers!

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18 May 2007, 21:32
My choice is B.

This answer can not be ruled out bcos of the usage of word 'may'. Whats the OA?

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18 May 2007, 21:46
apache 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.

a/b are obvious incorrect for use of "as".

d/e use "whether or not", which is redundent in gmat. only "whether" is preferred. so C remains.

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18 May 2007, 23:00
C maintains parallelism.
B and D which and use to which have antecedent problem.

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19 May 2007, 05:03
Himalayan wrote:
apache 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.

a/b are obvious incorrect for use of "as".

d/e use "whether or not", which is redundent in gmat. only "whether" is preferred. so C remains.

I totally agree with Apache's and your explanations for (C) as the correct answer, but the use of 'as' in (A) and (B) is correct. cheers

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19 May 2007, 05:36
ya agree with catgmat.

as an expert does is correct as actions are compared

if it is
as an expert then it would have been wrong as noun cannot be compared using as

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