According to Meta, it’s testing a prototype of a special artificial intelligence or AI system that allows creating virtual worlds just by describing their features.
Apart from the hardware advancements, modern software, particularly AI, showcases how far the technology of the human race has come so far. This week, Meta tries to once again utilize AI to further develop its Metaverse future.
Meta developed Builder Bot that makes creating virtual worlds with words possible
Based on a report by The Verge, Meta is reportedly developing a one-of-a-kind AI system that makes building virtual worlds for the Metaverse one step easier. As per Mark Zuckerberg, Meta CEO’s words, this technology aims to allow future users to dictate the features or specifications of parts when creating virtual worlds.
During a presentation just this week, Mark demonstrated how this proposed AI system would work. Builder Bot, as what the company calls this new technology, is a tool specifically made for the Metaverse.
In the first place, the tech giant developed this artificial intelligence system to entice more users to join the Metaverse in the future. However, during the development progress, Meta realized that if executed well, this can also help in improving other AIs, especially those that are focused on art analysis and generation.
In the said presentation, Mark thoroughly explained and demonstrated everything about the Builder Bot. While talking, he mentioned that the demo would be similar to creating a world inside the company’s Horizon Worlds platform.
Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated how the AI system works
Nevertheless, the demo started with Mark commanding the bot to go to a certain type of location in which the planned virtual world will reside. As such, he told the AI to go to a virtual beach that looks heavily animated but with all necessary elements like flowing water and golden sand.
Moreover, Mark instructed the bot to add an island to the location as well as some clouds at the top of his avatar’s head. Additionally, the bot can recognize other commands like playing background music, where at the demo, Mark specifically ordered it to play a tropical song.
However, even though the presentation was insightful enough, Meta’s CEO hasn’t discussed anything very technical or in-depth. As an example, the viewers have no idea whether the bot relies on a specific library of sprites or elements for adding parts of a virtual world or whether it creates new ones in real-time.
Challenges in developing the Builder Bot further
During the same event, Marc said that the technology purely relies on voice to operate and generate terrains that user avatars can interact with and travel to. Also, he added that the company plans to improve its conversational commands and implement voice/language translation soon.
Although, aside from all the good news, Mark also stated about possible challenges like the complexity of interaction between users and certain elements or objects in virtual worlds. Lastly, there is also a challenge for moderating and restricting creations of worlds or objects that will show as violent, sexual, or inappropriate.