The 13-year-old not hired by Google for Rs 66 lakh
Tanmay has been coding since he was 5 years old. He is currently collaborating with IBM. But he doesn't work for Google.
A television interview of a 13-year-old is currently being widely shared on social media such as Facebook. It is being shared that the Indian boy was hired by Google for Rs 66 lakh a month. Several videos have been shared on YouTube referring to the boy.
However, in a statement released by the Alt News site, the teen in question said that he had not been hired by Google. Tanmay Bakshi was born in India, but later moved to Canada with his parents. He is now 15 years old. Tanmay has been doing coding since the age of 5. At the age of 9, he released his first app in the Apple Play Store. He has since moved on from programming into the field of artificial intelligence [AI].
He is currently collaborating with IBM. According to his Twitter account, he is a software and machine language/AI professional.
His Google employment has been misrepresented since 2017. In this context, Tanmay posted on Twitter on September 2, 2017. In it, he said, "I post this for people who think I'm working for Google and Facebook. I don't work there -but would love to."
And what is doing the rounds is actually a 2017 interview on a popular television show in New Zealand.
[Autotranslated from Tamil]