I think meta-search engines also offer good suggestions for locating information. I like seeing the comparison among the individual search engines to get the best possible match to the information I seek.
I don't know if Google would win or not. Remember when Jeopardy winners, Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings went up against Watson (a computer) in the Jeopardy event of 2011. Watston won but didn't not do well in Final Jeopardy.