Roblox Will Launch an AI Chatbot to Help Build Virtual Worlds

IBL News | New York

Roblox announced last week a new conversational AI assistant at its 2023 Roblox Developers Conference (RDC), which will be available in Roblox Studio and Creator Hub at the end of this year or early next year.

This tool, named Assistant, empowers creators to code and build virtual environments faster.

Roblox Assistant will build on the existing use of generative AI on Roblox, which lowers the barrier to entry for new or less experienced creators and enables more established creators to automate tedious, repetitive tasks.

For example, if someone types in “I want to make a game set in ancient ruins,” Roblox drops in some stones, moss-covered columns, and other architectural elements. It might grab assets from either its marketplace or users’ visual asset library.

Earlier this year, Roblox released Code Assist and Material Generator, seeing the amount of code generated double compared to their previous autocomplete solution.

At the RDC conference, Roblox also discussed the possibility of letting users create a cartoony avatar of themselves from an image and a text prompt. Another tool that would be based on AI to moderate voice conversations in real-time, could cut down on toxicity on the platform.

Those tools are set to be released in 2024.