may, 2019

01may9:00 am5:00 pmGMG-CIM Montreal Forum: Artificial Intelligence in Mining


Event Details

Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is partnering with CIM to host the AI in Mining Forum in Montreal on May 1, in conjunction with the 2019 CIM Convention. AI has fast become recognized as an opportunity to harness new technology for operational efficiency, but there is still a lot of confusion, or questions, around it. How can mining companies use AI to improve their operations? Are they ready? Do they have the data as required? What are the use cases – how can AI be used across mine operations? This forum will bring together mining industry leaders and the expertise of Montreal’s AI ecosystem to make fast progress on these questions.

This forum features presentations demonstrating the research and real-life applications of AI outside of mining that can be adapted to our industry, promising rapid value delivery. Case studies of AI applications in mining will also be detailed to showcase opportunities and ROI. Finally, a Use Case Panel will unite the burning requirements from mining company leaders with potential solutions from AI experts drawing on experience in other verticals.


Click here to view the program.

Read available speaker abstracts and bios here.

Read a Q&A with event speaker Julian Lim here. 


Palais de Congrès de Montréal
1001 Jean Paul Riopelle Pl,
Montreal, QC
H2Z 1H5




Other events happening in conjunction with this forum: 

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) Short Course 
April 28

Autonomous Mining Short Course
April 28

Why Montreal?

Montreal is a hub for artificial intelligence (AI) research and innovation. It  is home to 11 universities with leading tech programs and more than 250 researchers* and doctoral students working in AI-related fields. One research institution of particular prestige is the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA), known globally as the top group of Deep Learning researchers. The city also hosts many AI-focused startups and tech businesses that are driving AI innovation outside of academia. AI-focused institutions and businesses in Montreal have received considerable funding from both the government and private sector tech giants including Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Samsung.

Mining is also prominent in Quebec (the province in which Montreal is located). Quebec’s 26 producing mines account for one-fifth of Canada’s mineral production.** Bringing these two industries together is critical as AI-enabled technologies are becoming increasingly available to the mining industry. GMG has already experienced a wave of enthusiasm for the recently-launched AI in Mining Working Group and is looking forward to this opportunity to further facilitate collaboration and discussion.


(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm