If sf comedy might be your thing and you're willing to haunt the used bookstores, Nick Pollotta writing as "Jack Hopkins" did a very funny 3-book series about a futuristic network news team, published by Ace in the 90s. Details at the ISFDB
The pilot of the ship (who had an equal role and screentime to the rest of the regular cast) they used to get around the solar system was a disembodied Brain-in-a-Jar, and in that setting, Brains ran ships, space stations, etc. The series starts with Satellite Night News
, though I read them out of order and they worked pretty well standalone.