Directions (1-5): Given below is a passage with ten blanks. In each of the questions corresponding with the blank numbers that follow, choose from the options the word which most appropriately fills the blanks in the passage according to the context.
In recent years, there has been a/an ________________ (1) in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in a variety of fields. One of the most ________________ (2) applications of AI and ML is in healthcare, where it is being used to ________________ (3) diagnoses, develop new drugs, and even assist with surgical procedures. However, there are also concerns about the ________________ (4) of AI and ML, particularly when it comes to privacy and ________________ (5).
S1. Ans (b)
Sol. The use of AI and ML has increased in recent years, so option (b) is the correct choice.
S2. Ans (b)
Sol. The passage suggests that one of the most important applications of AI and ML is in healthcare, so option (b) (beneficial) is the correct choice.
S3. Ans (b)
Sol. The passage mentions that AI and ML are being used to improve diagnoses, develop new drugs, and assist with surgical procedures, so option (b) is the correct choice.
S4. Ans (b)
Sol. The passage mentions a contrast when “however” is mentioned, and thus must state concerns about the limitations of AI and ML, particularly when it comes to privacy and ethics, so option (b) is the correct choice.
S5. Ans (a)
Sol. The passage suggests that concerns about AI and ML include privacy and security, so option (a) is the correct choice.