The Broadview

Artificial intelligence presentation prompts debates about empathy

Seniors Josie Rozzelle, Emily Kanellos, and Hannah Kelliher participate in an activity where they were asked to rearrange cards in order of whose life was more valued: a pregnant woman, child, dog, cat, or athlete. The activity was meant to demonstrate the similarities and differences between human and AI morals.

Audrey Pinard, Reporter

December 6, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE John Villasenor, senior fellow at the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings, presented to students and faculty today about artificial intelligence, concluding with a debate about AI’s ability to experience human emotion. “I think AI may not feel empathy in the same way that humans d...

Biology class learns about mitosis in potato lab

Junior Estie Seligman takes potato slices out of the glucose solution to remeasure their masses for a lab demonstrating osmosis. Seligman’s lab group had a glucose concentration of 0.2 in their solution.

Gray Timberlake, Senior Reporter

October 18, 2018

WEB EXCLUSIVE Juniors in C period International Baccalaureate Standard Level Biology class participated in a lab yesterday demonstrating the difference in the ways cells react in hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic solutions. The lab consisted of students cutting pieces of potato, measuring their in...

Science department to offer course on redwoods

Ray Cinti gives a talk about the coniferous forest biome during an AP Biology field study. Cinti will offer a course on conservation biology in addition to AP Biology next fall.

February 3, 2010

Isabelle Pinard Reporter A hum of voices filled the Syufy Theater while Science Department Chair Raymond Cinti discused the new Conservation Biology class that he is offering next year. “I think it is fascinating that Convent is giving us an opportunity to do such a course,” said sophomor...

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