Ok so the ai does what it wants. The problem is it doesnt want to build up its planets. I came up with some ideas.
One of the ideas is to have no projects untill it fills up their planets. Give the ai the ability to set long term goals. With emergency stops when the situation demands it regularly checking for this. Another is to give it personality when it builds. Saving back money it wont trade making money less important. Why money makes a difference is because of projects. Heres some ideas what do you think.