A search engine that is 47 percent more accurate than Google? Anmol Turkel, an Indian-origin Canadian citizen, claims that he has developed such a product.
The 16-year-old had Python language, a spreadsheet program and access to Google, and New York Times contents at his disposal. He created it on his personal computer. It took around 60 hours of coding to develop the entire search engine, according to a pressexaminer.com report.
Turkel had developed it to showcase at the Google Science Fair and as a part of his high school project. For proving his claims of providing better search results, he created a bunch of fictitious users. He says the search engine learns the users search behaviour according to their interest and web history.
The teen came across the idea of developing a search engine while doing an internship at Bengaluru based IceCream Labs, IbnLive reported.