Roblox CEO David Baszucki envisions that his generative AI systems could one day work in a way similar to what you might have seen on the sci-fi show. Western worldbased on comments during Roblox’s Q2 2023 earnings call on Wednesday.
He Western world the comparison came up as part of a longer answer about how AI could help Roblox developers
Ultimately, we will be entering an era on Roblox where anyone can make their avatar or clothing 100 percent via text. So if you or I wanted to build an article of clothing, we could describe it. Let’s see that created in real time.
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We think for developers, this will speed quality up and down. There is a great video clip, we are not going to say when we will achieve this, in Western world, where there is a 3D creation text-based interaction. And we think that’s the vision of the product, where developers will have all the tools at their disposal.
While potentially a dystopian metaphor, I haven’t seen Western worldbut my understanding is that it wasn’t exactly a feel-good show, when I think about what’s more realistic within the confines of RobloxI can see what Baszucki is heading for.
Roblox encourages people to create games, experiences, and avatar items on their independent platform that they can choose to earn money in a number of different ways. If people with no coding or design experience could just write an idea for a piece of clothing and then put it up for sale on Robloxthat might be an easier way for people to make things and sell them on the platform.
And this kind of generative AI work would build on the two generative AI tests you announced back in February that were small steps in this direction: a way to generate materials for in-game assets like a car simply by typing a description into a box. of text and a tool to have generative AI writing code.
Baszucki concluded his answer by mentioning an even broader view of AI-assisted creation that goes beyond just creating avatar items:
We will see a greater diversity of experiences. We will see people who previously did not expect to be creators creating immersive 3D experiences. And we will see the (experiences) created by developers become richer and more dynamic. Ultimately, we may even see experiences that are dynamically customized for each individual player. It’s very early days, but we think it’s a really exciting frontier for 3D creation.
Baszucki later gave a vague answer as to whether Roblox It could reach new platforms like PlayStation or Nintendo Switch. The app recently had a huge beta launch on the Quest VR headset, surpassing 1 million downloads in a matter of days, and a questioner on the call requested an update on the company’s plans to roll it out elsewhere. “High level, we believe that 3D immersive human co-experience should be on all platforms,” Baszucki said. “Of course, we have our eyes on those platforms and we will be watching.”
Baszucki is scheduled to appear at the Code event in September, so perhaps he’ll touch on these topics more on the show.