Been there, Done that, in a limited sense
Consider this case: you have a state engine to implement, and use a genetic algorithm (quite 80's really).
Software fails in the field with an important customer, the bosses come to you asking when will this be fixed? It just doesn't sit well to say "when the competition for best solution wins in the genetic lottery, sometime or other... don't call me, I'll call you when the danged thing gets a winner". No, this just won't do, so I implemented the state engine in the old fashioned sweaty way grinding out code.
Fast forward. The shiny ALV just cleaned off a whole sidewalk of pedestrians. How do you patch that pile of AI ware that 'learned on its own", before another sidewalk is cleared of meat bags?