Final month, Roblox outlined its vision for AI-assisted content creation, imagining a future the place Generative AI might assist customers create code, 3D fashions and extra with little greater than textual content prompts. Now, it is taking its first steps towards permitting “each consumer on Roblox to be a creator” by launching its first AI instruments: Code Assist and Material Generator, each in beta.
Though neither device is anyplace near producing a playable Roblox expertise from a textual content description, Head of Roblox Studio Stef Corazza told an audience at GDC 2023 that they’ll “assist automate fundamental coding duties so you possibly can give attention to artistic work.” For now, meaning having the ability to generate helpful code snippets and object textures based mostly on quick prompts. Roblox’s announcement for the instruments presents just a few examples, producing lifelike textures for a “brilliant purple rock canyon” and “stained glass,” or producing a number of traces of practical code that may that make sure objects change colour and self-destruct after a participant interacts with them.
Each of these features would possibly sound acquainted to you when you’ve experimented AI chatbots — GPT-3 can already create functional code snippets based mostly on prompts.
Code Help seems to be promising, however Roblox is cautious to state it is imperfect, and will generate “incorrect” or “deceptive” data. “It’s nonetheless as much as you to overview, take a look at, and decide if the code suggestion is contextually acceptable.” Even so, Roblox’s Corazza appears assured that this is step one in direction of making each consumer on the platform a creator, suggesting it could solely be just a few years earlier than these instruments can generate absolutely playable, interactive 3D scenes from a easy immediate.