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Applications, Promises and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence in Mining Industry: A Review
  • Ritwick Ghosh
Ritwick Ghosh
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology

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To keep up with the new technology modernization and the profit in shake of investors and stakeholders and importantly for the nation, and to ensure health and safety mining industry needs to approve new-age autonomous technologies and intelligent system in their field. Integration of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things (IoT) and Automation are the keys to the 4th revolution in mining industry. This paper presents the overview of recent research upon artificial intelligence enhanced techniques and possibilities in mining operations and mining related domains. There is also a brief about the recent autonomous techniques and equipment in mining industry. Implementations and possibilities of artificial intelligence in safety and accident analysis of mining operations are sincerely detailed. Computer vision and spatial image analysis is also discussed as the recent advancement of deep learning and pattern recognition. Other mining related implementations of intelligent systems includes fragment analysis of ores, intelligent ventilation, on-site mineral processing simplification, digital twinning, mineral exploration, mineral price forecasting, mining equipment selection, post-mining land reclamation and scheduling. This paper also notes the detailed obstacles for implementing intelligent systems in mining industry.