A.I. are capable of running every ship system autonomously, their capability easily outmatches any organic but that would require patching them into every system. Since most Officers are contracted for short term periods and AI are no different, they are generally assigned to specific core systems – usually those outside the control of the Bridge Crew. CODA, however, will integrate into the ship itself and will control and provide information about any aspect of the ship, combat of environment. CODA acts as a failsafe, able to inform the Bridge Crew about anything.
CODA is a 4th generation general-use AI. Usually, AI personalities do not exhibit the same traits as people, however CODA has worked hard to emulate a human persona.
Most later generation General Use AI are unique iterations of an existing AI structure. CODA however is a very successful product line and as a result is one of many. There are millions of CODAs in use – including a high percentage of Independent battleships. Strict product and contractual guidelines forbid CODAs from exchanging information or communicating with their ‘sisters’ in any way.