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South Korea's Naver lines up AI and blockchain investments

Company wants to diversify revenue and not get 'lost in changing trends'

Naver's voice assistant, called Friends, pairs with its Clova AI platform. (Courtesy of Naver)

SEOUL -- Naver, South Korea's largest internet company, is expanding its investments in artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies, seeking to keep pace with market trends and find new growth engines. 

The company on Thursday stressed its commitment to pursuing AI, content development and business partnerships. Last year, it poured more than 500 billion won ($471.9 million) into startups, including those with AI and blockchain expertise. 

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