Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella may be hogging all the limelight, and nationalist sentiments, but they have competition. An Indian-origin 16-year-old Canadian citizen has created a search engine, which is said to be up to 47 percent more accurate than Google, Economic Times reports.
16-year-old Anmol Tukrel created this personalized search engine to take part in the Google Science Fair, an online competition for students around the globe. Tukrel claims that his search engine is about 21 percent more accurate than Google on an average, and to prove it he created a scenario wherein he created a bunch of fictitious user profiles with different interests and backgrounds and searched news stores from The New York Times.
The algorithm Tukrel created dishes out search results by dwelling deep into the context of the search query, and matching it to a user’s personality. The results were then compared with results on Google and other such search engines.
“I thought I would do something in the personalized search space. It was the most genius thing ever,” Tukrel told the publication. “But when I realized Google already does it, I tried taking it to the next level.”