PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — In recent years, Oregon lawmakers, working with federal legislators and businesses, have been hoping to bolster the state’s semiconductor industry through investments like the CHIPS and Science Act.

Portland State University is working with artificial intelligence to stay on the cutting edge of new technology.

Christof Teuscher, an expert in AI and leader of PSU’s Teuscher Lab, joined AM Extra to talk about the importance of semiconductor research.

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