Facebook will reportedly create hundreds of new jobs in the capital as it seeks to improve its abilities to takedown rule-breaking content.
The social networking giant will, according to Reuters, create 500 jobs by the end of the year, including 100 positions associated with artificial intelligence (AI).
Facebook of course has been using AI for years, which it uses to catch prohibited content, tag people in photos and translate posts into other languages.
Facebook reportedly said on Wednesday that many of the roles will be working on systems to detect and remove malicious content, fake accounts and harmful behaviour.
Facebook also said that it will employ more than 3,000 people in the capital by the end of the year across three sites, including its new engineering centre in Soho, central London.
“These hundreds of new jobs demonstrate not only our commitment to the UK but also our determination to proactively detect and remove malicious content,” Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook’s vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, was quoted as saying at a London Tech Week event.
According to Facebook, London is its biggest engineering centre outside the United States, with 1,800 people employed in technology and engineering by the end of the year.