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Focusing on AI, Naver aims to test driverless cars by year-end

South Korean company expands beyond internet search capabilities

Naver Chief Technology Officer Song Chang-hyung speaks at a conference in Seoul. (Courtesy of Naver)

SEOUL -- Internet company Naver unveiled on Monday its latest robotics and artificial intelligence technologies and said it was focusing research on transportation.

Naver said it has been focusing on robotics research with the aim of developing autonomous cars, one of the hottest AI technologies. It is hoping to be able to road-test driverless cars by the end of this year. The company is also planning to release a wearable device called AKI in January, which informs parents where their children are based on GPS technology.

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