The Platinum PIAs Community Awards Show in New York City, or sometimes just called “The PIAs” (PIA stands for People I Admire), ran for ten consecutive years with as many awards ceremonies both in-person as well as recognition through posting from 2010 to 2019.
And although there was a sadness since its closing (as well as a little thing called (COVID) a new community celebration never took flight.
But that began to change in November of 2022 when I, and much of the rest of the world, got bitten by the AI Bug. Ouch. Did not see that one coming.
I have many times compared my AI myopic state of mind to starting on the magician path at age 8. It took my every attention for a full ten years.
Back to Artificial Intelligence. It had me from November, 2022 up until July 4th, 2023.
And then, in anticipation of the 4th of July, I took the big step which was honing in on a new recognition idea called “Be Good AI”.
I had gone, up until that point, back and forth a lot. It came down to “Be Good AI” versus “AI Do Good.”
Be Good AI won. Or so I thought. You see, I knew all along that the word “Do” was more popular than “Be,” but I believed that AI being good was more important than AI doing good.
Why? Because if AI could be kept in a state of being “Good,” that was a good baseline for all things. My logic also as at the time was that if you got too focused on AI doing something, the “being” might get forgotten. And that would not be good for the world.
What good was having access to “doing,” when you have lost “being?” Try building a house on that. Let alone an awards recognition process. You need the foundation of being before doing.
So the “Be Good AI Awards” as a name got the green light initially.
And thus I have been broken down. I have sold out from the obscurity known as “being” to the just as obscure “doing.”