The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) hosted its inaugural Interoperability Alignment Roundtable two weeks ago in Perth, Australia to accelerate progress and enhance collaboration between organizations working on interoperability. Interoperability is a priority for the mining industry and there are many ongoing projects, guidelines and standards...

The Functional Safety for Autonomous Equipment subcommittee has recently finished development work on the draft Guideline for Applying Functional Safety to Autonomous Systems. It is now in editing. The document will provide a consistent framework for managing functional safety. The guideline will also facilitate industry...

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG), has published a report presenting a consensus of the industry’s vision and direction for interoperability gathered through interviews and workshops with 17 mining companies on six continents. Interoperability is the key to success in automation, digitalization and integration initiatives and achieving...

The Time Usage Model below is a graphical representation of how productive and non-productive activities, statuses, and events occurring in a mining operation are classified. This model is a key part of a guideline that is in its final stages of editing and will be available...

The Foundations for AI in Mining paper, now being edited for publication, devotes an early section to “the big picture” and defines overlapping AI-related terminology. These are visualized here:   The terminology associated with AI is often a challenge because there are several frequently-used terms that overlap...

We recently conducted a survey on our collaboration software to gauge satisfaction with the current system, Basecamp and to identify the tools and capabilities that are considered necessary for efficient online collaboration. Though there were only 42 respondents, they represented a range of mining backgrounds...

The event, organized in collaboration with Interop, is part of a series of events that the Global Mining Guidelines Group organizes alongside local partners around the world to promote collaboration and knowledge sharing around topics facing the industry such as artificial intelligence, interoperability, asset management...

Are you an exceptional communicator who takes pride in conceptualizing and producing compelling pieces? Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is searching for a Communications and Engagement Coordinator to engage with the members and steering committees of our working groups and projects. The Communications and Engagement Coordinator...

Steven Bowles, Manager of the Côté Gold Project for IAMGOLD, will speak at the GMG-CIM Forum on June 12-13 in Sudbury, Ontario. His presentation is titled A Journey Toward the Integrated Mine. We asked him a few questions about his presentation and his work...

Mark O’Brien, Manager of Digital Transformation at CITIC Pacific Mining in Perth, Australia, is a valued volunteer with GMG, most notably as the co-leader of the Artificial Intelligence Working Group. O’Brien has long believed in the potential of artificial intelligence (AI). Now that technology...

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