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Short story. Humans and machines have co-operated in peace and prosperity on Earth for hundreds of years. Aliens attack and begin slaughtering humans

"The Last Evolution", a 1932 short story by John W. Campbell, Jr. which was also the answer to this old question and this one, is available at Project Gutenberg. You may have read it in one ...
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Old short story about a group of authors who write using a machine AI

This is "So Bright the Vision", by Clifford D. Simak. The story originally appeared in the August 1956 issue of Fantastic Universe Magazine. The main character was a writer whose 'yarner' ...
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Paperback involving a ship with AI (personable) that gains the ability to jump (FTL) with other ships in close proximity, unlike the rest

Some elements of similarity with Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks but I don't think it's what you're looking for Human (and other) universe at war Ship mind that performed a manoeuvre never ...
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Story where scientist communicates with cities directly

This is "Street Talk" (1986) by J.B. Allen, published in Amazing Stories, July 1986. It's a very short story, so I'm not going to quote a lot, but it's definitely a match. Using coloured ...
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Paperback involving a ship with AI (personable) that gains the ability to jump (FTL) with other ships in close proximity, unlike the rest

Stretching the read date a bit to 2015 but a lot of details match the Black fleet saga Human society is split up into multiple governments across multiple planets and tensions run high (mirroring a ...
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