IELTS Reading Sample (Academic) #19
Reading Passage 1 has six paragraphs, A-F.
Which paragraphs contains the following information?
Write the correct letter A-F in boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet.
NB You may use any letter more than once.
1an insect that proves the superiority of natural intelligence over Artificial Intelligence
2robots being able to benefit from their mistakes
3many researchers not being put off believing that Artificial Intelligence will eventually be developed
4an innovative approach that is having limited success
5the possibility of creating Artificial Intelligence being doubted by some academics
6no generally accepted agreement of what our brains do
7robots not being able to extend their intelligence in the same way as humans
Look at the following people (Questions 8-10) and the list of statements below.
Match each person with the correct statement, A-E.
Write the correct letter, A-E.
Complete the summary below.
Choose ONE WORD ONLY from the passage for each answer.
Write your answers in boxes 11-13 on your answer sheet.
When will we have a thinking machine?
Despite some advances, the early robots had certain weaknesses. They were given the information they needed on a 11 . This was known as the ‘top-down’ approach and enabled them to do certain tasks but they were unable to recognise 12 . Nor did they have any intuition or ability to make decisions based on experience. Rodney Brooks tried a different approach. Robots similar to those invented by Brooks are to be found on 13 where they are collecting information.