Why a robot that can 'solve' Rubik's Cube one-handed has the AI community at war


OpenAI, a non-profit co-founded by Elon Musk, recently unveiled its newest trick: A robot hand that can'solve' Rubik's Cube. Whether this is a feat of science or mere prestidigitation is a matter of some debate in the AI community right now. In case you missed it, OpenAI posted an article on its blog last week titled "Solving Rubik's Cube With a Robot Hand." Based on this title, you'd be forgiven if you thought the research discussed in said article was about solving Rubik's Cube with a robot hand. Don't get me wrong, OpenAI created a software and machine learning pipeline by which a robot hand can physically manipulate a Rubik's Cube from an'unsolved' state to a solved one.