AI has been touted as the panacea for some of the world's biggest challenges, from climate change and poverty to disease eradication. Indeed, it has proven its potential to revolutionise our approach to some of humanity’s most complex issues. But how do we truly unlock the full potential of gen-after-next AI? The answer lies in effective human-machine partnerships. Dr Maya discusses her vision of how emerging AI will influence the development of generation-after-next technologies. She explores how society will collaborate with technology and reveals the key considerations guiding ethical, effective and intuitive human-machine partnerships and enablers such as edge AI. Dr Maya’s insights can help pave the way for a brighter future where AI is a powerful tool in the fight against global challenge.