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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?


A. Apart from being better at chess, so far machines have not been able to surmount humans at performing complex tasks.

B. To a scientist, inventing a machine that folds laundry is more challenging than inventing one that can defeat the world's best chess player.

C. Scientists in the field of artificial intelligence attempt to invent machines that can mimic the thought patterns of humans.

D. The field of artificial intelligence is experiencing a halt in its progression.

E. Difficulties may arise when problem-solving techniques that are specific to one type of task are applied to another.

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Source: Economist Gmat

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OPTION A:- INCORRECT
This cannot serve as a conclusion that best suites the statement because it is an already established fact in the statement. The statement claims that scientists have unsuccessfully attempted to use the algorithm based on the chess program to create machines that can perform basic human functions, while the options claim that the machines have not been able to surpass human at performing complex tasks. This serves as a more assuring claim than a conclusion to the argument.

OPTION B:- INCORRECT
If true that inventing a machine that folds laundry(which happens to be a basic human task) is challenging, this doesn't answer to the failure of making machines to do basic tasks because folding laundry is just one of the numerous basic tasks human do, so the option cannot best conclude the statement.

OPTION C:- INCORRECT
If true, this option seems to go out of context, and the statement is ,ore concerned with machines replicating basic human tasks, not mimicking the thought of humans.

OPTION D:- INCORRECT
If true that the field of artificial intelligence is experiencing a stop in its progression, it means any process on how to replicate basic human tasks has been stopped, this acts more like a loser than a conclusion to the statement.

OPTION E:- CORRECT
The option not only concludes the statement, it provides a logical reason why scientists failed in creating a machine that can perform basic human functions. This option implies that the algorithm used in making computer programs that can defeat the world's best chess player might not give the same result when applied to other tasks like replicating human tasks.

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