Anmol Tukrel, a 16-year old Indian-origin Canadian citizen has posed a humungous challenge to Google. His personalised search engine claims to be as high as 47 per cent more accurate than Google, and also gives about 21 per cent more accurate searches on an average. He designed this project to submit to the Google Science Fair, a global competition for the students aged between 13 to 18 years.
How was the project made?
Anmol has just completed his tenth grade. He took a few months to design this project and about 60 hours to code the engine. While speaking to The Times of India, he said, "I thought I would do something in the personalized 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."
His development kit
The development kit was not too big. It only included a computer with at least 1GB of free storage, a python-language development environment, a spreadsheet program and internet to access Google and The New York Times.
Anmol has many reasons to claim that his search engine is better than Google. It not only considers the account location or browsing history, but it also attempts to understand context and meaning of the search.