If you are too bored of hearing about the various aspects of life of the present Google CEO Sundar Puchai here's something that might rekindle your interests.
A sixteen-year-old Anmol Tukrel, an Indian-origin Canadian citizen has designed a personalised search engine that claims to be as high as 47% more accurate than Google, and about 21% more accurate on an average! The tenth grader Tukrel had developed the new gen Search Engine for none other than the Google's own Science Fair, 2015 where all students aged 13-18 can submit thier innovative ideas.
Tukrel claims that it took him a couple of months to design the search engine and about 60 hours to code the egine - work of a genius!
"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," said Tukrel, with ET Times.
In an attempt to test the accuracy of the search engine, Tukrel limited his search query to this year's news articles from The New York Times. He created several fictitious users with different interests and corresponding web histories. Then Tukrel fed this information to both Google and his interest-based search engine.
He further stated that today, personalisation is dependent on factors like one's location, browsing history, and the affinity to the kind of apps they install on their phone. That's just one part of the equation. Tukrel claims his algorithm solves the other side of the equation: It understands what a user would like before it serves up the results by dwelling deep into the content of the text, understanding the underlying meaning, before matching it to a user's personality, and throwing up the result.
"For someone to look at a successful Google product and attempt to go one level up, it's astonishing," said Sanjay Ramakrishnan, cofounder of Ice-Cream Labs, and former marketing head of Myntra. Tukrel, the student of Holy Trinity School in Toronto, said he learnt to code in his third grade, and subsequently picked up on mathematics and coding.
"My computer teacher was pretty impressed with the project. I skipped a year in computer science, so they knew I was good, but may be not so good," said Tukrel
Tukrel who submitted his paper to the International High School Journal of Science last month, hopes to study computer science at Stanford University oneday.