Throughout George Lucas’s Star Wars series, intelligent androids worked alongside everyone in the story, good and bad. Robot soldiers fought for the Imperial forces, and scout droids acted as forward observers for advancing troops. For the Rebellion and the Republic, R2-D2 and C-3P0 talked to people and helped them make intelligent choices throughout the story. Medical droids and other generic androids helped both sides. Everyone uses Artificial Intelligence and everybody has equal access to it, even those who would use it for nefarious purposes. No one person or group jumps ahead of the others, and the machines don't appear able to overcome human control.
Within Lucas’s movies, there is the Force, containing the light side and the dark side. The light side is aligned with good, while the dark side is aligned with evil. The Force, as described by Obi-Wan Kanobi, is “an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together”. The entire universe in the Star Wars series is modelled somewhat after Isaac Asimov’s, Foundation Series.
R2-D2 is an astromech droid, an automated robot whose main job is astronavigation – helping the star ships through the galaxies, as they had no navigational computers. Imagine having a little robot companion sitting beside you, telling you where to go and how to get to places when you drive your car. This is similar to the Global Positioning System (GPS) that is found in new model cars around the world today.
C-3P0 is a protocol droid, an android that is made specifically for dealing with humans and translating, so that different cultures can work together. This is similar to having a translator with you if you are working with someone who does not speak the same language as you, but in a walking, talking robot form.
This is certainly the most rosy of the possibilities we’ve explored. Humans and robots can work side-by-side with no one group having an undue advantage over another. As a side note however, if Artificial Intelligence devices are able to interact directly with the human brain to help resolve medical issues, there is a good chance it will be used to stimulate the brain and make man himself more fit, more wise and more intelligent too.