So did GalCiv II have good AI or not?

Published on Friday, June 5, 2015 By Brad Wardell In Galactic Civilizations III

I occasionally see people post that the GalCiv II had "brain dead" AI.

This got me thinking regarding how much effort to put into the GalCiv III AI.  That is, with GalCiv II, many many engineering months were put into post-release AI updates to make them as good as I could realistically make them.

So my question is, do you guys who played GalCiv II consider that as having a good AI? And by good, I mean better than any other 4X game on the market.