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.
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.
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Tanmay’s name started trending on social media soon after his talk. The Twitterati were full of praise for this young and talented developer.
12 years old coding little star Tanmay Bakshi trending all over india @TajyMany IBM Bluemix Champion
— Pegasus (@mainimanish) June 17, 2016
“The world needs more developers,” Tanmay Bakshi, 12-year-old software developer and entrepreneur, pic.twitter.com/3S7BEbOjpw
— Swachh Politics (@SwachhPolitics) June 17, 2016
— Lawrence Mohanraj (@LawrenceMRaj) June 17, 2016
Tanmay is currently working on a book and would like nothing more than to have it signed by Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.