1 AI Will Not Surpass Emotional Intelligence
According to Hyde, AI will not surpass human intelligence, and it will certainly not surpass emotional intelligence. The reason it will not surpass human intelligence is because that idea relies on the notion that we have general intelligence. He explained: “General intelligence relies on the idea that you can generally represent all of reality, explain the past and predict the future. I don’t know about you, but I don’t know anyone who can do that.”
The reason Hyde knows this is because he knows AI much better than most of the people working in the industry. The technology underlying Leadcrunch was originally designed to pass the U.S. medical exam. It was a technical success, but a market failure. Picking up from what they had, Hyde and team eventually won a contract with military contractor Lockheed Martin.
“We knew we had very powerful technology that could verify targets for the military and wanted to find a place to use it where it could really benefit everyday people,” Hyde said. “We tried six or seven MVPs, and we discovered there’s a nearly insatiable demand for B2B leads, which makes sense. People are very unhappy with the incumbent solutions because the data is inaccurate and there’s a lot of guesswork, brute force, not a lot of precision and it’s very noisy. We built a prototype of the product and took it out. We had 1,070 sign ups for a free account or free trial.
#2 AI Will Get Its Greatest Traction When It Helps Teams Become Superhuman Brand Product
Leadcrunch was born from military technology. It was a B2B lead-generation platform using AI, which the industry desperately needed. As noted by Hubspot, the average marketer pays around $43 per B2B lead, with over 80% reporting that they find their efforts “slightly successful.” In other words, lead generation is run on an archaic system that’s based on intuition, leaving no quantifiable terms for success. This is where Hyde is looking to make sales teams much more powerful.
“In the case of AI, where it gets the great