Alexis Lloyd is an award-winning researcher and user experience designer whose work focuses on exploring the newly available possibilities of emerging technologies. She designs and builds compelling experiences that demonstrate innovative ways of engaging with information and with the world around us, most recently as the Creative Director of The New York Times R&D Lab. Her work has been covered in WIRED, Make Magazine, Le Monde, and other international publications, and has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the Chelsea Art Museum. Alexis holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design.
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?