Teenage Prodigy Wins Intel Award for ‘Micro Searches’ [VIDEO]

Seventeen-year-old prodigy Nicholas Schiefer won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award in the category of computer science for his idea of a search engine algorithm that does “micro searches.” Basically this type of search grabs data from obscure social media sources like Facebook posts, tweets and other small bits of data to provide more robust searches.

It’s no secret that there many young entrepreneurs in the tech and social media space. Mark Zuckerberg created the first version of Facebook in his Harvard dorm room at age 19.

The blog Dvice posted another video interview with Schiefer. In it, the Ontario teen said searching for informa… Continue reading…

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