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Canada-Based Teenager Claims to Have Coded ‘Better than Google’ Search Engine

If there is one thing that bothers Google means some competition from a kid who will give it a head on in search engine and once Google India CEO himself expressed the concern over such eventuality.

Now the kid from Canada by name Anmol Tukrel, 16, is challenging the authority of Google in search engine specs and features. He has come out with a personalised search engine, which he says is 47 percent better than Google’s and 21 percent more accurate.

He developed the design as part of the Google Science Fair, which is a global online competition open to students aged 13 to 18 years. He took about 60 hours of coding and made his project specific to New York Times one-year long articles.

Anmol Tukrel, who was in Bangalore recently to attend a two-week internship with Icecream Labs told the Times of India:“I thought I would do something in the personalized 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.”

How is it better than Google search engine? He says his algorithm takes into account location, browsing history and also understands context and meaning. While Google has many such features in its search algorithm, it has not confirmed the fact so far. However, a veteran in the field D. Ramakrishna form San Francisco scoffed off such claims.

“What he (Anmol) could have developed was just one tiny feature that can better the search engine results but certainly the program cannot match a behemoth like Google Search Engine,” he said.

On his part, Anmol has calimed to have developed the new search algorithm with the help of a python-language development environment, a spreadsheet program and access to Google and New York Times.


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