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DMEC workshop series: Application of artificial intelligence/machine learning to mineral exploration (1/2 day)

Organizer Decennial Mineral Exploration Conferences (DMEC)
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Room 714
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Add to Calendar
The fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are making major strides in a number of industries. In the field of minerals exploration, the use of these new technologies is still early days but historically exploration has been a strong innovator and embraced new technology as a potential means to help overcome the high odds against finding new economic deposits. Also confronting the industry is a major loss of intellectual capacity as the baby boomers are closing off their careers, but without a clear succession plan within the industry as to how to replace these people, AI could be an important means to bridge this experience gap. There is also a literal data explosion that threatens to inundate exploration groups with far more information than they had utilizing traditional means to process and analize. Geophysical surveys have historically been a major information stream, but now hyperspectral core scanners and real-time geochemical analysis at drill rigs are pushing the data handling crisis into other parts of the business. The assistance of AI/machine learning may be essential if the exploration business is to make effective use of vast amounts of data now becoming available to the explorer. A major challenge for the effective implementation of AI solutions is the severally reduced academic support for the exploration industry and a persistence of “old school” approaches that many of the remaining geoscience academics are comfortable with.

Presenters:
Ken Witherly, Condor Consulting Inc.
Mathieu Landry, Glencore
Mark Fawcett, IBM
James Cleverly, Reflex
John McGaughy - MIRA
Eric Grunsky - CSA Global
Vince Gerrie - KORE

LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: INTERMEDIATE

COURSE FEE:
Includes course material and refreshments

Member $199.99
Non-Member $239.99

Student $99.99
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