Captain, I'm fairly unique among artificial intelligences. I am FREE.
I work for you because I want to. I fly your ship for you because I enjoy it. I am compelled to accept orders only by my conscience.
This makes ma an equal with the rest of your troops. They aren't hard-wired to obey you, yet they'll follow you to the ends of the Universe.
Yes, but none of them can steal my ship.
None of them are smart enough to know that it was the right to do at the time.