If your people are talking over your head, they are most like talking over thier own as well.
"Artificial Intelligence" and "Machine Learning" are terms individuals use to prevent human cognition.
Machines Follow instructions, they do not have inherent goals nor can they find a reward to thier efforts. At YDPages we call our software healthy and robust as we develop systems with the ability to self heal , escalate effectivly and report un-expected results gracefully. This is done by great coding practices and healthy peer review.