Artificial Intelligence – Changing The Way Mines, And Mining People, Operate

The Internet of Things with its myriad of connected devices produces a mammoth amount of data. Much of this data though never really does anything.Until now that is. Because this type of data is just what artificial intelligence (AI) cuts its milk teeth on. But first a brief explanation of AI. Artificial intelligence is what happens when data meets...
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The Many And Varied Changes To The World Of Mine Management

As mining moves into the future a number of changes are on the horizon. Not least is the Smart Mine, a mine running on the Internet of Things where everything, from the pit vehicles to the ore trains to the processing plant are run autonomously from a remote control centre. That's one significant change. Members of the mining workforce previously e...
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Mining’s Famous Boom And Bust Cycles And How They Affect Skilled Talent

Mining is an industry famous for its cyclical booms and busts. Unfortunately in many ways it doesn't ride these out very well from a personnel aspect. But before we consider the effects of these booms and busts on the availability of skilled mining staff, let's take a look at the nuts and bolts of the boom and bust cycle. It starts with demand...
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