I watched "The Ultimate Computer" the other week and really enjoyed it. My thought keeps going back to why install that thing on the ship in the first place. It feels like shoving a square apple into a round orange or however that analogy goes. It seems like the wrong place to use an AI, for taking roles away from Starfleet people, when risk is part of the job. But I feel like there could have been a use in Starfleet for such a device. Why not build a new ship with that thing already built in and test it some more. And with that I keep thinking that there could be an interesting "sequel" story (or some other story along the same lines) about building a Starfleet drone ship with an intelligent AI or something installed. I keep thinking of something along the lines of Harold Finch designing the Machine on "Person of Interest" or HAL interacting with Dr. Chandra in "2010: The Year We Make Contact" where you have AI that aren't intentionally nefarious, and having Kirk involved with the testing of the AI drone ship. Has anything like this been done in Star Trek?