Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C. or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 36 to 42
Machines already perform a lot of tasks that were usually done by humans, such as building cars, doing complex calculations, and even marking exam papers. But now it seems that ever more intelligent machines are straying into areas where we never envisioned they would go. We have always taken pride in having a unique kind of intelligence that machines could never match, one which allows us to think of new ideas and produce creative and artistic works. But it seems that even here, computers are lining up to compete with us.
Machines can easily be trained to do the physical work of producing art. About ten years ago, a painting robot known as e-David was created at a university in Germany. And recently in New York, the painting “Portrait of Edmond de Belamy” has been auctioned for nearly half a million dollars. What made it a bit unusual was that the idea, and the image itself, was produced entirely by a computer. A group of young French artists gave instructions to the computer, aiming simply to show that computers can be creative.
Some artists are now working with computers to produce a new kind of art. Computer-generated works of art are certainly interesting, and make us think about the limits of what machines can and cannot do. But not everyone would accept that they qualify as art. Some interested prices would argue they do, and the collectors would like to pay high prices for these works would suggest there is definitely a market for computer art. Others, however, would disagree.
Many ‘real’ artists would claim that art is an expression of human intelligence and human emotions. More importantly, it is about a desire to communicate with other people. These things, they argue, are part of being human and can never be produced by a machine.
(Adapted from Formule-Exam Trainer)
Which of the following can be the best title for the passage?
Can Human Brains Work like Machines?
Can Computers Become Artists?
World Famous Computer Artists
Artworks by Prominent Artists
Correct Answer: GET
Based on the information in the first paragraph: Machines already perform a lot of tasks that were usually done by humans, such as building cars, doing complex calculations, and even marking exam papers. … one which allows us to think of new ideas and produce creative and artistic works. But it seems that even here, computers are lining up to compete with us.
Answer B. Can Computers Become Artists?