JB Benjamin, The Evolution of Technology: From AI to Privacy, How It’s Shaping our World – Innova.Buzz 604

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JB Benjamin, Kryotech

Our guest in this episode, is JB Benjamin, founder and CEO of Kryotech, discusses the importance of privacy, the potential of technology, and the power of empathy. He emphasizes that individuals have the ability to make a positive impact on the world and encourages critical thinking, questioning, and listening to others.

Key Points:

  1. Privacy is a human right: Constant surveillance affects mental health and personal freedom. We must question the gathering of personal data and hold those in power accountable.
  2. Technology as a force multiplier: AI can enhance human brilliance, solve global issues, and create opportunities for creativity, collaboration, and kindness.
  3. Power of empathy: Understanding diverse perspectives, focusing on what is important, and listening can lead to positive change and make a profound difference in someone’s life.

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Show Notes from this episode with JB Benjamin, Kryotech

In this episode of Innova.Buzz, we had the pleasure of hosting the brilliant and inspiring JB Benjamin, founder and CEO of Kryotech. JB shared his valuable insights on various topics, ranging from the importance of coding languages to the impact of technology on privacy and personal accountability. Buckle up, innovators, as we embark on a journey through the world of innovation, privacy, and the power of human connection.

The Evolution of Technology and Privacy Our discussion, JB shed light on the rapid advancement of technology and its impact on privacy. The rise of social media platforms like Twitter, while initially lauded for their ability to connect people, has unfortunately become a breeding ground for misinformation. JB encouraged questioning those in positions of power and holding them accountable.

Privacy as a Human Right JB is resolute in his belief that privacy is a fundamental human right. He expressed concerns over the constant surveillance and data gathering practices of the large platforms, which can have a detrimental impact on mental health. Together, we explored the phrase “If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear,” recalling its association with Nazi propaganda and emphasizing the importance of preserving personal privacy.

The Power of Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence (AI) was another significant aspect of our conversation with JB. We delved into how AI can efficiently analyze vast amounts of data, offering opportunities to upgrade our skills and manage AI in a way that enhances our human capabilities. JB encouraged listeners to explore the potential of AI, suggesting ways to monetize AI ideas and generate passive income.

The Bright Side of Technology While exploring the pros and cons of technology, JB reminded us of the positive impact that technology can have on solving global issues like climate change, poverty, and disease. He championed the notion that individuals are not powerless in the face of such challenges, emphasizing the importance of taking action and using technology for the greater good.

Unlocking Innovation with Coding Languages Another key takeaway from our conversation with JB was the sheer power of coding languages. Benjamin emphasized that anyone can learn coding languages easily and for free, opening up endless opportunities for innovation. He particularly highlighted the significance of Java as a language to learn, urging listeners to embrace the world of coding to become more innovative.

Creating a More Connected and Kind World At the heart of our conversation was the idea of using technology to create a more connected and loving society. JB shared his passion for privacy, data protection, and how they intersect with our individual rights. He urged listeners to engage in critical thinking, question everything, and prioritize what truly matters to make a positive difference in the world.

As our conversation with JB came to a close, we were left inspired by his insights and infectious enthusiasm for making the world a better place. Through a blend of innovative coding, understanding the significance of privacy and accountability, and the careful application of technology, we can unleash our potential to create meaningful change. Let’s embrace the power of technology while remaining mindful of its implications, and work together to build a more connected, compassionate, and inclusive future.

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The Buzz – Our Innovation Round

Here are JB’s answers to the questions of our innovation round. Listen to the conversation to get the full scoop.

  1. 1 thing to be more innovative – Learn at least one coding language, preferably Java. Be practical in what you are doing.
  2. Best thing for new ideas – Travel – see how different people, languages, cultures operate.
  3. Favourite resource – Most frequently used resources are Slack and ChatGPT, with ChatGPT utilized for rephrasing ideas in a more accessible and understandable manner.
  4. Keep project/client on track – Regular communication with stakeholders is key to keeping a project on track.
  5. Differentiate – Being authentic and true to oneself is important for differentiation.

Action

Question everything, listen to others, and focus on what’s truly important to you. Aim to have a positive effect on the world around you.

Reach Out

You can reach out and thank JB through his company, KryoTech.

Suggested Guest

JB suggested we have a conversation with Carl Hayden Smith, Associate Professor of Media in the School of Arts & Creative Industries at the University of East London, on a future InnovaBuzz Podcast episode.

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Cool Things About JB

  • JB is the creator of VOX Messenger and VOX Crypto
  • He is an alumni of the Y Combinator Startup School and of Pioneer.
  • He has been a senior lecturer of computer science at Ravensbourne University London
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