Artificial intelligence (AI) has great potential for making operations safer and more productive. This working group aims to identify the current challenges, educate the industry, keep up with the rapid pace of change in this field and define collaborative solutions.
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE MINING INDUSTRY
The mining industry is increasingly using AI as a tool to optimize processes, enhance decision-making, derive value from data and improve safety. Nevertheless, the transition to an AI-enabled mine will look different for every organization and an inadequate implementation may result in:
While AI has many benefits for the industry, it is still very new and there is a lot of work that needs to go into successfully applying it. It therefore requires a robust foundation of planning, research, communication and change management.
ABOUT THE WORKING GROUP
The AI Working Group aims to identify the current challenges within the industry, define long-term collaborative solutions, drive innovation, educate on AI-related concepts and technologies like machine learning, keep up with the rapid advancement of technologies, and share best practices and knowledge. The group is a global network of subject-matter experts, operators, suppliers, leaders from inside and outside the mining industry, and those interested in learning more about applying AI in their operations.
GMG Publications & Resources
The White Paper identifies background information on AI and its relevance to mining, describes a maturity model that will enable companies to plan their AI strategies, explores the high-level steps for implementing AI and describes some ways in which AI is being applied in mining. Read the white paper here
UPCOMING VIRTUAL MEETING. On March 12 at 7pm (EDT) | 7am (AWST)+1, GMG’s Artificial Intelligence Working Group members will gather to share outcomes from the Applications of AI workshop, discuss next steps, share best practices and set the tone for 2020. To join, click here.
PROJECT UPDATE. The Open Data Sets for AI in Mining Project announced Louis-Pierre Campeau, AI Team Lead at Newtrax, to participate as co-lead for the project, along with Rob Johnston, Project Manager at CITIC Pacific Mining.