C3PO, R2D2, & Iron Man: Relationships with Machines – With the proliferation of (ro)bots, neural networks, and other forms of automation, machine intelligence is playing an ever larger role in our everyday lives. But what form will our relationships with machines take? Will they replicate us, give us superpowers, or become companion “others”? As designers, we play an increasingly important role in shaping what our future interactions with machine intelligence look like. How can we apply thoughtful and critical design processes to create collaborations with automated systems that augment our abilities while respecting both our own humanity and the machine-ness of machines?