There is a reason many users choose to use Google, and that reason is accuracy. Due to Google being able to learn about your searches as you go along and based on what you’ve searched previously, sometimes it knows what you want to search even before you type it out completely.
However a sixteen-year old Indian teen from Canada appears to have created a search engine of his own that is apparently 47% more accurate than that of Google’s, and 21% more accurate on average. Anmol Tukrel, the teen in question, claims that his search engine is more accurate as it apparently takes into account the user’s personality, thus being able to display results that are more accurate.
According to Turkel, “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.” This sentiment was echoed by Sanjay Ramakrishnan, the co-founder of Ice-Cream Labs, an adtech firm in India where Turkel is doing a two-week internship at.
“For someone to look at a successful Google product and attempt to go one level up, it’s astonishing,” said Ramakrishnan. No doubt the future is bright for this young man who appears to be just as humble as the next guy, claiming that the next step for him is just eleventh grade. In the meantime if you’d like to take Turkel’s search engine for a spin, you can do so by checking out the files he’s uploaded onto Google Drive. [Photo courtesy of dannysullivan/Flickr]
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