There are 5 cards that let you install programs from your heap. 3 green 2 red.
I think homeless Kasparov has a place, that engine is good once it gets going.
I’m not convinced by retrieval run in exile.
The big problem exile has is that Kate fires every time he does. It’s really hard to make him do enough work. (Kate could have - gain 1c the first time/when you install prog/hardware from your grip. Then exile would have a place in the world.)
As such. Exile is probably consigned to the cool but not competitive tier. This is an important thing for a game to have.