Pre-trained large language models (LLMs) offer impressive capabilities like text generation, summarization, and coding out of the box. However, they aren’t universally suitable for all tasks. Sometimes, your LLM might struggle with a specific task. In such cases, one option is to fine-tune the LLM, which involves retraining the base model on new data. Although fine-tuning can be complex, costly, and not the initial solution, it’s a potent technique that organizations using LLMs should consider. Understanding the mechanics of fine-tuning, even if you’re not an expert, can guide you in making informed decisions.