‘…the hand learned to solve the puzzle through extreme trial and error. It spent the equivalent of 10,000 years spinning the tiles up, down, left and right, completing the task over and over again.’

A robotic hand that can figure out the best next-move has been demonstrated by OpenAI, the California AI lab that specializes in next-generation systems. Other AI systems can solve a Rubik’s Cube in a second, but this one added dexterity, a further complication.

The robotic hand was able to solve the puzzle in four minutes.

The ‘fingers’ could properly manipulate the cube at the same time as determining the next move, similar to how humans work with the problem.

A Rubik’s Cube represents circumstances where each action depends on the current state.


If a Robotic Hand Solves a Rubik’s Cube, Does It Prove Something?
NEW YORK TIMES | October 15, 2019 | by Cade Metz