Ottawa: A 16-year-old Canadian boy of Indian origin, Anmol Tukrel, has developed a personalized search engine which he claims to 21% more accurate than Google on average and can be as high as 47% more accurate than the search engine giant. He started working on the search engine as a project to submit in the Google Science Fair, which is a global competition that’s open for students aged between 13 to 18 years.
Anmol Tukrel, who has just passed the 10th grade, said that it took him about 2 months to design and 60 hours to code the search engine. He further said, “I thought I would do something in the personalized search space. It was the most genius thing ever. But when I realized Google already does it, I tried taking it to the next level.”
Anmol was in India for a two-week internship at IceCream Labs, Bangalore. Where he came to know that Google already has a personalized search engine. Talking about his future plans, he said that he hopes to study computer science at Stanford University and wants to develop a news aggregator app based on the same technology used in his search engine.