If you've yet to experience internal organizational skepticism or resistance to a machine learning (ML) initiative, you will at one point or another. Like all technologies merging onto the mainstream highway, ML requires some intentional level-setting to be successfully utilized within an organization. By setting expectations and starting off with a few key best practices, you can raise your chances of success. Read AI in 2019: 8 trends to watch. A high-level overview of how ML works is the first form of level-setting and a critical step in dealing with the skeptics in your organization.