Traditional hard rock mining has nearly reached its limits of efficiency. Data mining is coming to the rescue with machines learning how to extract the most value.
Mining is one of the first industries to start seeing a return on their early investments in machine learning. But why is artificial intelligence so important for this industry?
Affordable metal 3D printing could democratize manufacturing once and for all
Goldspot Discovery Inc. is revolutionizing the mining industry by exploring and discovering mineral deposits with the aid of machine learning techniques.
Canada’s oil sands mining industry faces the entry of self-driving haul trucks as a means to lower operating costs. In an economic environment of low crude oil prices and an unclear future for oil sands mining, is this an investment Suncor Energy should commit to?
The poor state of mineral exploration and the potential role machine learning will play in the future
Leading mining companies like Rio Tinto are developing and deploying autonomous haulage technologies in-house and using big data to make smarter real-time decisions at the rock face. What are some of the opportunities and challenges presented by these advances?
The Chilean energy landscape has changed. In 2014 governmental policies allowed the competitive entrance of clean energy to the Chilean market with solar energy at its center. This creates an opportunity for Antofagasta Minerals, a private copper mining group, to utilize clean energy to lower its carbon emissions and lower costs generated by electrical energy.
How will Indonesia’s ore export ban impact the world’s largest gold mine and second largest copper mine, Freeport-McMoRan’s copper concentrate supply chain, and the global base metals market?
An industry that has historically relied on operating leverage to generate profits now finds itself struggling to plan production amidst the uncertainty caused by competing protectionist policies.