This Brilliant 12-Year-Old App Developer Recently Addressed 10,000 Coders in Bengaluru


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Tanmay Bakshi, a 12-year-old boy from Canada, is in the news for his address to coders attending the recent IBM DeveloperConnect meet in Bengaluru.

The Indian-origin boy is one of the youngest app developers and entrepreneurs in the world.

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Tanmay, who started programming at the age of five, addressed about 10,000 coders and discussed his algorithm called ‘AskTanmay’, which is described as “the world’s first web-based NLQA system, built using IBM Watson’s cognitive capabilities,” as reported by NDTV.

The eight-step algorithm can apparently solve queries related to a ‘PERSON,’ ‘ORGANIZATION,’ ‘LOCATION,’ or ‘DATE’ answer type.

Tanmay’s name started trending on social media soon after his talk. The Twitterati were full of praise for this young and talented developer.

Tanmay is currently working on a book and would like nothing more than to have it signed by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.

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He also has a popular YouTube channel called Tanmay Teaches, where he has shared about 80 how-to solution videos.

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