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Is AI really fulfilling its prophecy potential? w/Rob Kingyens, President and CEO of Yellowbrick

By November 1, 2023No Comments

In this episode of Make Sense, I sit down with Rob Kingyens, President and CEO of Yellow Brick, an online learning platform that empowers the next generation in the entertainment and creative arts industries. In this episode, we talk about technology in education, the entertainment industry, and AI lawsuits in Hollywood and beyond.

Show Notes

00:00 – Class action lawsuits against AI… eek!
00:19 – Meet Rob and Lindsay
02:17 – Upturning the school to work path
04:18 – VR and AR teaching… is this happening?
06:45 – Are we seeing AI-powered code generators for developers?
09:38 – Is AI really fulfilling its prophecy potential?
11:08 – Commoditizing software engineering
12:59 – Programmers, engineers, and coders… what’s the difference?
15:30 – An actor’s voice was stolen by AI
27:17 – The business side of the entertainment world


Make Sense is a weekly series dedicated to talking about startup stories from the past, hysterical or mind-numbing blunders, how to do better. We also discuss how tech impacts us and how we can raise the bar when it comes to the ethics, morals, and standards in the tech industry.

Co-founder & CEO, Yellowbrick

Rob Kingyens is the President and CEO of Yellowbrick (, and online education company empowering the next generation of talent to upskill and advance their career within the creative arts, media and entertainment fields. In partnership with the best brands and leaders in the creative arts, media, entertainment field — Yellowbrick develops experiences that help the next generation of leaders achieve their career objectives.

Prior to Yellowbrick, Rob served in various executive and founder roles at the intersection of online education, technology, and media — including COO, CTO, and CMO executive roles —leading learning solutions for global brands and educational organizations, including Cornell University (eCornell), Global Learning Systems, Discovery Education, Intel, Red Cross, GE, Microsoft, McDonald’s, Goodwill, Boston Consulting Group, and others. Rob currently serves as a director on the boards of Yellowbrick, Genius Academy, and Global Learning Systems.

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