Artificial Intelligence Working Group


The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Working Group aims to create a greater understanding of AI and its applications in mining and to promote increased openness to enable companies to safely adopt AI. It is a community of interest on the topic, bringing together operators, AI experts from inside and outside the mining industry, and other mining stakeholders.

While AI has become recognized in mining as an opportunity to improve operational efficiency, the mining industry lacks a clear understanding of its application to mining. To demystify AI in a way that builds confidence in the technology, the working group identified three initial focus areas:

Education: clarifying what AI is (and is not) and defining common terminology

Applications: documenting and reflecting on successful applications and identifying failures and limitations where appropriate

Accessibility: providing clarity about requirements for AI deployments


02-14-2019 | Group Announces New Co-Leader

GMG’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Working Group, launched last November, now has two leaders located in both hemispheres. The group announced last week that Mohammad Babaei, Digital Mining Innovation Lead in Digital Operations at Teck, has come onboard as a co-leader. He joins Mark O’Brien, Manager, Digital Transformation at CITIC Pacific Mining­, who has been leading the group so far.


Foundations for AI in Mining

This educational project will articulate a clear and unified framework of what artificial intelligence (AI) is and how it can benefit the mining industry.

Open Data Sets for AI in Mining

A recently launched project for building open data sets to advance AI research and development.

Applications of AI in Mining

This recently launched project aims to leverage lessons learned from existing AI applications in mining to build a library of algorithms, techniques and applications and using those to develop a guideline for applying AI.