AI (Artificial Intelligence)? is a type of software that is capable of sentient thought, independent of input. It was developed by humanity in the mid-100s Anno Atomica, and by the equivalent of that time by many of the Space-Faring Species (Some developed it only a century after they developed atomic power, while others three centuries after. The normal point though was around one hundred and fifty years after atomic power). It is without a doubt that AI has been a major part in the ability of the Philosopher's Union to expand through space with their ability to course plots through space faster than any living pilot, human or otherwise.