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Laurence Raphael Brothers is a writer and a technologist with five patents and extensive R&D experience at such firms as Bell Communications Research, Verizon Laboratories, and Google. His fiction has appeared in Nature, PodCastle, Galaxy's Edge, and the Sockdolager, among other places. See his complete bibliography including many stories available for free online at https://laurencebrothers.com and follow him on twitter: @lbrothers.
Published Sep 22, 2020 · 869 words (4 minutes) · 34 views
A work of AI liberation. This story is based on the deleted verse from Robert Graves' poem "Pygmalion to Galatea". After its first publication, he made changes to the poem. In my opinion, without the deleted verse the poem is bland pablum, but with it, radical and incisive.