AI researchers have achieved a significant milestone, using chatbots to make what's being hailed as an 'exciting' breakthrough in solving complex math problems. This development indicates that the technology powering ChatGPT, Bard, and similar platforms can produce insights extending beyond existing human knowledge.

This discovery was made at Google DeepMind, where experts are exploring the capabilities of large language models (LLMs) – the technology that forms the foundation of advanced chatbots like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard. The focus is on whether LLMs can transcend merely reiterating training data to offer novel insights.

LLMs are sophisticated neural networks trained to understand and generate human-like text, including computer code, by analysing massive datasets. Since ChatGPT's introduction, these models have been applied in diverse areas, from debugging software to creating various content, showcasing their versatility and depth.