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Learning to be Human
Flame Tree Publishing




Description
Machine learning, AI and large language models tell us that the future is with us now. This thrilling collection of science fiction stories gathers the fears and opportunities prompted by responsive chatbots to reveal the struggles of the Machine Age, affecting both humanity and artificial intelligence. With stories from open submissions and classic tales we examine the interplay between automation, humankind, and what it is to be human. The stories encourage us to think of human and machine development in the same terms: what is it like to emerge from childhood as an adult? What was it like to be at the mercy of elemental forces in ancient times? Are we truly in control of our climate now? Are machines the future, or a dangerous distraction? Are thinking machines inevitable?


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Market Genres
Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Originals
Short Story
2000 to 4000 words
8 cents/word


Reprints
Short Story
2000 to 4000 words
6 cents/word


Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language Only

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Market Response Data
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Count:
There are 98 completed reports in the past 12 months.
Averages and Boundaries:
Min: 44 | Average: 71.41 | Median: 73 | Max: 97
Responded:
96.93%
Accepted:
5.10% - avg 58 days
Rejected:
91.83% - avg 72 days (3.33% of rejections are personal)
Rewrites:
-
Dead Letters:
2.04%
Lost/Returned:
-
Never Responded:
2.04%
Withdrawn:
1.02%

Pending:
There are 0 pending responses.


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Listing added: 7 June 2023


Last officially checked: 7 June 2023


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