I know that decryption has a combat advantage and allows you to view information more accurately, but does encryption effect the AI? I imagine against a player it would prevent them from seeing details about what you're doing, but does this affect the AI?

Is it a waste of time researching encryption in an AI only game?

  • First of all, your encryption counters their decryption. Researching it prevents the enemy from getting bonus from decryption advantage. I don't know if that affects the AI
    – Alien-47
    Commented Mar 28, 2019 at 16:13

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From what I can tell, it only counters decryption to prevent the decryption advantage in battle, but I have yet to see an AI get a decryption advantage against me.

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According to this Feedback Gaming Video, it affects ship spotting.

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