Facebook has announced that it’s opening a third office in London that will house 500 new technology jobs — 20% of which will focus on artificial intelligence (AI).

Speaking at AI Summit, a two-day event within London’s annual , Nicola Mendelsohn, vice president of Facebook for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), revealed that the company will add to its existing two London hubs with a new base on Shaftesbury Avenue, a prestigious thoroughfare in the center of the U.K. capital.

AI safety

Facebook is no stranger to AI-focused initiatives and has long leveraged automation to as well as to map demographics and human movement, among other programs. But the company has faced growing criticism for its role in the spread of misinformation, abuse, and

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