pirates continue to spam wave-attack the player, launching a new raid against the player (never against an AI, why not!?
This is a big problem when playing single player. The human player ALWAYS gets targeted by the pirates. It's hard to pay off the pirates when the AI can't spend their money fast enough and always managed to out bid you.
It is frustrating when you put a 100 credit bounty on another AI, it is ALWAYS the human that gets the bounty placed back on them every single time. How'd they know it was me? Frustrating.
I'm not completely sure, but I think the AI chooses who to put bounty on based on who it perceives to be the "strongest." Since you're the only human, and humans are (generally ) smarter than the AI, you're probably playing better than them, so they see you as the biggest threat. Like I said, I'm not completely sure, but from my experience, if you're not doing very well, they don't put bounty on you.