16 Year Old Indian Origin Kid Claims His Search
Sixteen year old Indian-origin Canadian citizen named Anmol Tukrel claims that the search engine designed by him is 47 per cent more precise than Google. Designed to be submitted in Google Science Fair, the project was completed within a few months. Tukrel took almost 60 hours to code the engine for the high school assignment which became the part of global online competition open to students aged between 13 to 18 years.
In conversation with a leading newpaper, he said, “I thought I would do something in the personalised search space. It was the most genius thing ever. But when I realised Google already does it, I tried taking it to the next level.”
In order to accomplish the project, Tukrel had apparently made the use of a computer with 1GB of free storage space, a spreadsheet program, a python-language development environment and access to Google and New York Times. However, with an aim to test the accuracy of his program, Tukrel limited the search query to this year’s articles from the New York Times. He said that his search engine understands context and meaning, apart from just accessing account location or browsing history.
Interestingly, this report comes just a few days after India-born Sundar Pichai becomes the CEO of Google!