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In the following example:

If you are interested in computer vision, machine learning, and natural language processing, and want to read this book, follow this link.

Can one omit the first "and", i.e. write the sentence as follows:

If you are interested in computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, and want to read this book, follow this link.

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No, both are needed.

the first and is for a list, and the second and separates two clauses; "and want to," is not an item in the list. However, since the second clause is dependent, sans subject, the comma before it is not used.

If you like skiing and snow-boarding and want to do so in August, go south.

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