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 person on Roblox to be a creator” by launching its first AI instruments: Code Assist and Material Generator, each in beta.
Though neither instrument 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’ll be able to deal with inventive work.” For now, meaning with the ability to generate helpful code snippets and object textures based mostly on brief prompts. Roblox’s announcement for the instruments presents a couple of examples, producing real looking textures for a “vivid crimson rock canyon” and “stained glass,” or producing a number of traces of useful code that can that make sure objects change coloration and self-destruct after a participant interacts with them.
Each of these features may sound acquainted to you in the event you’ve experimented AI chatbots — GPT-3 can already create useful code snippets based mostly on prompts.
Code Help appears 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 evaluation, check, and decide if the code suggestion is contextually applicable.” Even so, Roblox’s Corazza appears assured that this is step one in the direction of making each person on the platform a creator, suggesting it might solely be a couple of years earlier than these instruments can generate totally playable, interactive 3D scenes from a easy immediate.