In recent times, the social-networking giant, Facebook has disclosed about opening its third headquarter in London, for which the company will recruit 500 tech specialists of which 20% of hiring will be reserved for artificial intelligence (AI). The information was revealed by the vice president of Facebook (EMEA) for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa—Nicola Mendelsohn—at an annual Tech Week event in London.
The organization has been using AI technology to manage its several business-related activities such as detection and removal of prohibited content posted on the platform. However, the company has been facing difficulty in preventing the spread of abusive, toxic, and misinformation. Mendelsohn indicated that the upcoming professionals in AI that will be hired for the new headquarter in London would target on “security and safety”.
Since 2016, London has remained the key engineering center for Facebook, and most of its AI tools and tactics are designed at its already established headquarter in London.
By the end of this year, Facebook will expand its employees to almost 3,000 in London.
On a similar note, Facebook has released a new app on the Google Play Store, which will allow users to earn by selling the data regarding the way they use other apps installed in their devices.
This sort of investigation comes after Apple took firm action against Facebook twice, in the current year and the last year, for launching similar apps that even rewarded underage users for generating extensive data via phone usage. However, this time, Facebook is not hiding such quests with the support of the new app, Study. This service is not available on iOS-based devices, as Apple does not allow users to install any app on their devices, which is based on marketing or analytics.
Facebook did not specify the actual range of rewards to be delivered to the participants.