Last Update: 15 August 2008
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One prerequisite for almost any CSE course is knowledge of some high-level programming language.
But you are strongly advised to (learn and) use Lisp if you intend to do any research in AI.
Moreover, there are good reasons to learn Lisp even if you want to make it in the real world of e-commerce; see:
If you decide to use Lisp:
The implementation of Lisp for this course is Allegro Common Lisp, which runs under the Unix and Linux operating systems. You will be expected to learn the idiosyncrasies of Allegro Common Lisp on your own ( Shapiro's text should be of help).
information on Lisp, see Marty Hall's
"An Introduction and Tutorial for Common Lisp" website.