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Decoder with Nilay Patel

CEO David Baszucki's mission to make Roblox a billion-player platform

Decoder with Nilay Patel
Decoder with Nilay Patel
Today we’re bringing you the last of our live-on-stage interviews from the 2023 Code Conference. Verge deputy editor Alex Heath sat down to chat with Roblox CEO David Baszucki. 

Roblox definitely started out as a kid thing, but the company has big plans to change all that, and Alex got to find out a bit about how that’s going. Roblox is determined to be a platform, even more than a product — something users can develop games and experiences on. And of course, David and Alex spoke about AI. David sees a lot of opportunity for generative AI to help content creators on the Roblox platform in the not-so-distant future. 

Links: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfYz8weQm4M

https://techcrunch.com/2023/09/21/roblox-cuts-30-on-talent-acquisition-team-as-hiring-slows/

https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/8/23864858/roblox-ceo-prediction-adults-dating-experiences-rdc-2023

https://www.theverge.com/2023/9/27/23889307/meta-ray-ban-smart-glasses-wearables-connect

https://www.theverge.com/23775268/roblox-ceo-david-baszucki-gaming-metaverse-robux-virtual-reality

https://mashable.com/article/karlie-kloss-roblox-klossette

https://www.theverge.com/23734209/parsons-roblox-design-class-metaverse-fashion



Transcript: https://www.theverge.com/e/23677085

Credits:
Decoder is a production of The Verge and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Today’s episode was produced by Kate Cox and Nick Statt and was edited by Amanda Rose Smith.
The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan.
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