Sahra-Josephine Hjorth

Co-founder & CEO at CanopyLAB

Sahra-Josephine Hjorth is the co-founder and CEO of CanopyLAB, a generative AI edtech. Since 2015, she has been conducting online and analog learning experiments, leading CanopyLAB to empower learners worldwide, with over 500,000 youths and 130,000 teachers benefiting from the company’s innovative approach to social and adaptive learning.

Sahra-Josephine's accomplishments extend beyond her work with CanopyLAB. She also holds an advisory board position with Expanded Existence, a mixed-reality Medtech company based in the USA. Additionally, she serves on the board of the foundation Pamojatech, which operates in Switzerland and Rwanda.

In 2022, Sahra-Josephine was selected as the only Dane to participate in the prestigious Obama Foundation Leaders Europe Program, and Sahra-Josephine Hjorth had the honor of giving the opening remarks before President Barack Obama took the stage at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit in Copenhagen in June 2022. Shortly after, she was recognized as "one to watch" on the Real Leaders' top 50 best keynote speakers in the world list.

Sahra-Josephine Hjorth has won multiple rewards and recognitions, in 2021 she earned a spot on the "25 Female List Entrepreneurs you should know" list curated by the Danish Chamber of Commerce, celebrating female role models working within entrepreneurship.Sahra-Josephine is known for her candid attitude, passion for the intersection of the future of learning and artificial intelligence, and love of ballet and Korean television.

Speaking Topics

AI and the Future of Learning

Sahra-Josephine Hjorth, CEO at CanopyLAB and faculty at SingularityU Nordic, will share her perspectives on the increasing role of Artificial Intelligence in learning and discuss her vision of an inclusive and technology-fueled future of learning.

Participants will walk away understanding two crucial points:

That people learn in different ways and to create successful learning experiences online, it’s not enough to simply offer learners different content. We also have to enable them to learn in different ways, based on their motivations and how they learn best. As a result learning systems must be adaptive in terms of content AND learning methodology.

Artificial Intelligence hasn’t matured to a stage where we will see widespread use within learning the next couple of years, but there is an Artificial Intelligence and learning revolution on the way. At CanopyLAB was are experimenting with how AI makes it easier for HR departments and learning designers to create courses, and how an AI can provide individual learners with more individualized support.

It is essential that we give people the opportunity to learn in a way that suits them, not in a way that is designed to suit a large group of people. And this is where new technologies play a big role.

Publications and External Links

Feminist, flygtningebarn og iværksætter

Commentary series: What is adaptive learning?