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Chinese developers turn to artificial intelligence to gauge market sentiment by monitoring social media posts

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
t least a dozen tech developers are seeking ways to listen in on social media conversations about listed companies to determine which way retail investors are leaning. "People just react to any news flow coming from WeChat, Weibo or any type of social media,” says one investment manager. “There is definitely an impact on stocks.”
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.