Roblox working on multimodal generative AI model while hoping to reach 1 billion DAU one day
With Roblox Studio, creators have the chance to use out-of-the-box and free tools to build their experiences and publish immediately on all popular platforms, reaching as many as 58.8 million people daily worldwide, he said. Technology dubbed generative AI has captured attention and investment over the past year by showing that algorithms can produce seemingly coherent text and aesthetically pleasing images when given a short text prompt. The technology relies on AI models trained with lots of data in the form of text or images scraped from the web and is also at work in the viral chatbot ChatGPT.
The new plan is to go even further, for players to be able to interact with advertisements inside of games, including ones that function as portals, taking gamers to branded zones such as a shoe store or a coffee shop. Trapova suggests the game development industry is on the brink of a generative AI reckoning. Artificial intelligence (AI) music generators, like the kind Google, Meta, and Microsoft are developing, are rapidly accelerating this trend. Legoland is also exploring post-park experiences that open up new Lego worlds on digital platforms like Minecraft, Roblox, and genrative ai Rec Room. If AIGC’s first phase is generative AI accelerating existing UGC tools, the second phase will be generative AI powering the underlying creation engine.
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“It’s not a separate thing from Studio. It’s all part of the creator tools we’ve been shipping for years; it’s just accelerating them with the power of generative AI.” Roblox’s journey into the world of AI is an ambitious one, driven by a commitment to empower its community and ensure that everyone can participate in the magic of virtual creation. With these cutting-edge AI innovations, the platform is well on its way to achieving this goal, ushering in a new era of limitless possibilities for its millions of users worldwide. Roblox’s AI endeavors extend beyond creation and into the realm of moderation.
Asa Hiken is a technology reporter for Ad Age covering Web3, AI and other emerging spaces. I think AI is so foundational—I compare it to software, and there’s not really a software hype cycle. As always, we see a little bit of over-funding of startups in the space, but the transformation is so deep that I have no doubt this will stick for the very long term. What Generative AI proposes to do is provide a means for anyone to be a creator. Roblox Yakov Livshits Connect, coming by the end of this year, will use cameras to track facial movements and map them onto avatars in Roblox, enabling avatar chat that’s similar to how Microsoft added avatars into Teams. Roblox CEO David Baszucki envisions that its generative AI systems might someday work in a way that’s somewhat similar to what you might have seen on the sci-fi show Westworld, based on comments during Roblox’s Q earnings call on Wednesday.
With the breadth of immersive content opportunities on Roblox, we also have the unique opportunity to create a generative model for all types of content at once – image, code, 3D models, audio, avatar creation, and more. Both the platform coming to VR and having an AI assistant for building worlds could go hand in hand in adding more players to its already massive and fast-growing player base. In virtual reality, players can have a more immersive experience in a world that can be created and enhanced with AI tools. The world of gaming has undergone a tectonic shift in recent years with the rise of UGC platforms like Roblox and Minecraft (56M DAU and 17M DAU respectively). These platforms have enabled millions of people to experience the thrill and challenge of making virtual experiences and games for others by making creation tools more accessible. The games built have scaled with the power of the tools, now rivaling professional development teams (see gameplay from Roblox Ultimate Paintball vs. January’s Roblox Frontlines below).
Roblox told Mashable it sees subscriptions as a new way for creators to “monetize in the way they think is best for their business” and “potentially increase the predictability of their earnings.” As much as lowering the barriers to development is a good thing, we have seen repeatedly in the past that it often goes hand-in-hand with widespread price erosion. Even as mobile games evolved in complexity and depth of gameplay, they raced went from price points near $10 to $1 and then finally to free-to-play. As an early example of that, Sturman says the company is working on a process to generate in-game avatars based on photos. He acknowledges some creators won’t want to be included in any AI training data set, and says the company respects that and won’t train its models on their work. “It can act as an incredible on-ramp to creators on the platform, but it also can work in a way that can really accelerate existing creators,” Sturman says of the tool.
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A prolific businessman and investor, and the founder of several large companies in Israel, the USA and the UAE, Yakov’s corporation comprises over 2,000 employees all over the world. He graduated from the University of Oxford in the UK and Technion in Israel, before moving on to study complex systems science at NECSI in the USA. Yakov has a Masters in Software Development.
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Generated content, which was part of the motivation for the SAG-AFTRA strike against various studios. As another potential strike on the video game industry appears to loom, any use of A.I. Lastly, the interoperability and scalability provided by generative AI may eventually lead to a self-sustaining economy within the metaverse. Players could be able to trade, sell or buy AI-generated creations and contribute to the growth of virtual marketplaces.
- Advances in the technology and how it can be used are happening at the speed of weeks”.
- But new, robust games keep new players coming and existing players online.
- This innovative approach promises to make avatars more diverse and accessible, removing the barriers that once limited avatar customization to a select few with advanced skills.
- We have trained, for example, our own translation model with one billion parameters.
I found out the hard way that you’re not allowed to take pictures of every pretty thing you see in this magnificent building. Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) has, today (21st April), revealed details of some of the futuristic talks, panels and interviews happening across multiple stages at this year’s event. These include out-of-this-world keynote speeches from Africa’s first astronaut, Sara Sabri, and José Luis Cordeiro, Director of The Millennium Project, on how technology can hold the key to immortality. Dublin Tech Summit, which is now in its 7th year, takes place at the RDS in Dublin on May 31 and June 1, 2023. And that really demands a new economic paradigm and operating system for The Web.
The Future of Gaming and Beyond
Ad Age spoke with Corazza about AI’s role in Roblox’s proto-metaverse, the advice he has for brands feeling conflicted between the two technologies and how AI will avoid the cultural fallout of too much hype. So when CTO Daniel Sturman releases a news article that Generative AI is the future of creation for Roblox, that is big news for AI progress. Visual Studio and different AI-enabled programming environments usually write code in response to a developer’s remark or when the person begins typing. The startup Replit, which makes a preferred online programming device, lately launched a chatbot-like interface that won’t solely write code however reply to programming questions.
With its user-friendly interface and limitless possibilities for creativity, it has attracted millions of players worldwide. One of the most exciting aspects of Roblox is its integration with generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology. In this article, we will discuss how generative AI is revolutionizing game creation within Roblox, as well as its potential implications for the emerging metaverse. Further, advances in AI models that are multimodal, meaning they are trained with multiple types of content—such as images, code, text, 3D models, and audio—open the door for new advances in creation tools.
With so much potential yet to be tapped, it’s safe to say gaming platforms like Roblox are only scratching the surface of what’s possible with this revolutionary technology. While the engine is an underlying portion of the platform, it is up to the creator to build or otherwise acquire everything in the experience. We see generative AI tools being applicable to each of these different creative processes. What we have already started to see through internal prototypes is that specialized generative AI tools can not only accelerate creator productivity, but can significantly drop the technical skill needed to bring ideas to life. In a groundbreaking move, Roblox is set to usher in an era where AI becomes an integral part of the lives of over 200 million users.