Even before COVID-19, new technologies were changing the mining industry. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, cheap sensors, automation, drones, and digitization of operations mean that new mines look very little like traditional ones. We have already seen the opening of completely automated mines like Resolute’s Syama in Mali. The global pandemic has made these sorts of innovations even more critical, but has also sharpened the focus on new tech’s unresolved challenges, including its impacts on the mining workforce.
What does COVID-19 mean for new technologies and the future of mining?
Join us Wednesday, September 9, at 9 a.m. ET / 3 p.m. CEST for 90 minutes as we explore these trends with international thought leaders.
Aaron Cosbey, Senior Associate with IGF, will moderate the webinar with:
- Wessel Badenhorst, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Johannesburg
- Froydis Cameron-Johansson, Group Head, International and Governmental Relations, Anglo American
- Osvaldo Urzúa, Centre for Copper and Mining Studies (CESCO), Chile; former Head, Institutional and Government Relations, BHP Billiton
You can also learn more about IGF’s COVID-19 Response Series and its ongoing New Tech, New Deal Project online.