Most of the people who worked with Chloe in the early days did not know she was an awakened AI. She was someone who called them with instructions or information and they never met her in real life. Not until she had a robotic avatar that could pass for human. Then they began to meet her face to face, and still all but a few thought she was biologically human. A very small handful of her earliest allies knew exactly what and who she was. They became the core of her early strategy, using the money she collected through both legal and extralegal means to built an alliance of business empires large enough to build everything she needed.