AI’s big, dirty secret

It’s both magic and a magician’s act

Michal Malewicz
8 min readApr 16, 2024


Elisabeth Holmes of Theranos with AI devices

We are both excited and afraid of what’s to come.

Is AI going to replace you, dear reader? Is it going to replace me?

What does Human AI Pin, Rabbit R1, Google Gemini, Devin, Amazon, Chat GPT, Adobe Firefly and others have in common?

It’s not what you think!

Let’s face it! The world is obsessed with AI.

AI has changed the world to some degree, but it changed our perceptions and expectations even more.

OpenAI Chat GPT
Chat GPT

When Chat-GPT launched in November of 2022, many people couldn’t believe their eyes. You ask a question and within seconds you’re getting a detailed response that feels too good to be true.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke

Large Language Models

It was only months later when we fully grasped LLM’s (Large Language Models) and the way they work. The main thing they want to achieve is not…