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will host a new Indian show by an company to highlight how computer vision can empower more than 750 million people globally who cannot read or write.

AmbarishMitra,an ARpioneer who was namedUK Entrepreneur of the Year by in 2016 and a Young Global Leader by the in 2017, will appear onthe new showhosted by

"This show is helping Indians think about the world around them in a completely different way, in particular howdiverse ideas can interrelate and create something brand- new. It highlights howsuccessful ideas demand not only technical excellence, but a willingness to be creative and challenge convention," said

"I hope that this showinspires the next generation of Indians to explore opportunities and careers that they may not have known ever existed, to dream big and ultimately create a better tomorrow," he said.

Mitra, born and raised in India, was inspired to create his firm whensitting in apubin the

He jokedtoafriend about how incredible it would be if the of England could come to life from a 20-pound banknote.

His friend and co-founder, Omar, made the first prototype and out of this throwaway remark was born in 2011.

The companyspecialises in AR and computer vision, a cutting-edge field within (AI) that understands sightand enables computers to see, identify and process images in the same way that human vision does, andthen provide appropriate output.

Harnessing these technologies,Blipparclaims to have built an entiresuite of toolsand products thatbridge the physical and the digitalworld, pushthe boundaries of visual search andallowanyone to take advantage of these technologies on their own.

Launchedon December 10, 'Talks India: Nayi Soch'is the first foreign TV series from TED, the made famous for its viral 18-minute talks.

Each episode sees introduce an inspirational who is tapping into emerging trends andhelpingspread new ideas.

is an acronym for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and the speakers are key influencers in these fields globally.

"This is one of myfavouriteplaces for inspiration and ideas, to understand the world around me and to understand myself too. As the host of Talks India: Nayi Soch, I've pulled together a wonderful programme of speakers

scientists, business leaders, artists and more in the tradition to share with you," said Khan.

Among the gueststhat havealreadybeenfeatured includeGoogle SundarPichai, who spoke ofhis vision for how (and the world) can leverage tech to grow into its massive potential, andProfessor Manu Prakash, the and inventorcreating low-cost scientific instruments thatyoung peoplecan use to explore real science themselves.

Mitra, & of Blippar, becomes the latest guest this week as an active in the field of AR, AI, and Food-Tech.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 09:30 IST