Forge Academy launches AI lab in Johannesburg



Nokia-powered education facility Forge Academy has unveiled a fully inclusive artificial intelligence (AI) laboratory in Johannesburg.

The laboratory, based at The Gantry, in Fourways, aims to equip students with theoretical, laboratory and on-the-job training for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the global digital economy.

Forge Academy, in conjunction with Nokia’s global team of 4IR experts and leading Finnish education specialists, has designed a programme for South African youths that is modelled on Finnish education principles and equipped with Nokia smart technology.

The incubation hub is also working closely with the Finnish Embassy, Nokia and other corporates to provide an enabling space for 4IR technology-reliant startup businesses, wherein they can access special funding, laboratory time, WiFi, think tanks, smart technologies, assistance in product certification and the latest expertise.