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Line to license its AI tools in race against Google and Amazon

Chat app developer seeks to expand its service portfolio

AI forms a key part of the new business strategy unveiled by Line CEO Takeshi Idezawa in June. (Photo by Keiichiro Sato)

TOKYO -- Chat app provider Line will license its artificial intelligence software for text recognition to outside developers for the first time as it tries to catch up with American tech leaders like Amazon in AI-based services, the Nikkei has learned.

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