EVE seems like an ideal environment to test AI in to me.
So how about a very limited number of licensed bots?
Something with chat bot functions limited to alpha skills & a reward driven AI with sliders you could set to make certain stimulus like wallet balance, the ships health, certain words or sentences typed in chat etc more or less rewarding.
Cost to run while you’re off-line one sub or it’s only active when logged in.
You’d play it as an ordinary account the first month perhaps so it learns your play style & after that all you can do is adjust it’s “personality” sliders.
Limited to one per player, alliance or corporation.
Only a limited total number available with the licences given out as rewards for an in-game event.
CCP could have a couple of their own live streaming which might make good advertising for EVE.
Maybe someone who know’s what they’re talking about & think they now what I mean can put that into something approaching the proper technical language for me