10th grader claims his search engine is 47% more accurate than Google
Anmol Tukrel, a standard 10 student, and who is just 16 years old, is claiming to beat Google at its own game, Tukrel, an Indian-origin Canadian citizen has claimed to build a personalized search engine that he claims is 47% more accurate than the world’s most popular search engine, Google and about 21% more accurate on an average.
To test the accuracy of his search engine, Tukrel limited the search query to this year’s articles from the New York Times. After creating several fictitious identities with different interests and the corresponding web histories to match their interests, Tukrel searched articles using Google and his search engine. After comparing the results, Tukrel claimed that his search engine was far more accurate.
Unlike most websites that use a person’s location or browsing history to serve relevant results, Tukrel claims that his search engine tries to show the most relevant content by mapping it to a person’s personality. Tukrel, who just completed his tenth grade, said he took a couple of months to design it, and about 60 hours to code the engine, as part of his submission into Google Science Fair, a global online competition that is open to students aged 13 to 18 years.
“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,” said Tukrel, who was in India for a two-week internship programme at Bengaluru-based Adtech firm IceCream Labs.