Dow Jones said that Google was purchasing Apple, and the bots bought it

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Dow Jones said that Google was buying Apple, and the bots bought it

There you have this. Steve Jobsâ€? will + Dow Jones + Apple Park sama dengan Google’s buying Apple. I think all of us finally have algorithmic transparency.

This morning Dow Jones photo some fake news out on the wires announcing that Google has been acquiring Apple for $9 billion dollars. For a brief second, the news delivered Apple’s stock up about $2 in order to $158 per share.  To the advantage of everyone’s morning, both stock costs quickly returned to normal.

The story went something like this.  Larry Page and Steve Jobs began discussing an acquisition back in 2010. Jobs outlined the plans in the will which dictated the selling to close tomorrow. Google would obtain nine Apple shares for each Search engines share at a deal value of $9 billion. Insane to a human, reasonable to a bot.

Dow Jones issued a statement to 9to5Mac, who first reported the dilemma. The company asserted that the calamity was your product of a technical error and everything erroneous headlines would be stripped from your newswire.

But the human response wasn’t fast enough for the algos. We can only admire the badly written rules from a distance. It’s irritating, as it always is, once the curtains get pulled back to get a brief moment and we all understand that our financial markets are being operate by bots with the intelligence associated with infants. Keyword search, sentiment evaluation, trend identification (certainly caused by some other bots) and whatever other miracle was at play really don’t cut it when long end events like this happen.

I went ahead and pulled a while series data from the moment the news proceeded to go live and you can easily see the cost getting pushed up. There’s the volume spike near the end once the system realizes what is going on and almost everything instantly returns back to normal.

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