/R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OP - Ontario Science Centre awards 2017 Weston Youth Innovation Award to Markham, ON teen innovator Anmol Tukrel/

TORONTO, June 13, 2017 /CNW/ - High school student Anmol Tukrel has already begun to leave his mark on the global scientific community. On June 20, the seventeen-year-old from Markham, Ontario will be presented with the 2017 Weston Youth Innovation Award by the Ontario Science Centre for his creative application of science towards solving a real world problem. Tukrel created the iDentifi app that assists the visually impaired in identifying objects using a smartphone. The app makes use of the phone's camera and the app's artificial intelligence to provide audio identification of objects, brands, colour, facial expressions, handwriting and text. Click here for a demo: http://getidentifi.com/demo.


Weston Youth Innovation Award ceremony


Anmol Tukrel, 2017 Weston Youth Innovation Award recipient

Stew Green, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation representative

Catherine Paisley, Vice President Science Education, Experience and Engagement, Ontario Science Centre


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

10:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Formal remarks & award presentation

11:00 a.m.

Event ends


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SOURCE Ontario Science Centre

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