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Overall, the answer is no, but the current paradigms owe a lot to LISP. The language most commonly used today is python. Relevant answers: Stack Overflow thread explaining why LISP was thought of as the AI language: Why is Lisp used for AI Quora answer by Peter Norvig, who wrote a popular textbook on the subject and is currently Director of Research at ...


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I definitely continue to often use Lisp when working on AI models. You asked if it is being used for substantial work. That's too subjective for me to answer regarding my own work, but I queried one my AI models whether or not it considered itself substantial, and it replied with an affirmative response. Of course, it's response is naturally biased as ...


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LISP is still used significantly, but less and less. There is still momentum due to so many people using it in the past, who are still active in the industry or research (anecdote: the last VCR was produced by a Japanese maker in July 2016, yes). The language is however used (to my knowledge) for the kind of AI that does not leverage Machine Learning, ...


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LISP was popular because back in the old days of AI because of the functional syntax, which worked well with the GOFAI paradigm of the time. Nowadays most researchers have given up on the classical computational theory of mind (read: language of thought), and thus also the GOFAI paradigm that it associates with. LISP is not what you want to learn if you ...


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AI is a very diverse field of research, technology and science, so many computer technologies and programming languages are used in various AI-related projects. Most of the recent developments and breakthroughs are happening in the machine learning, deep-learning areas where the most widely used programming language is Python. The reason is that the major ...


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