Dale Benton: IoT and data analytics: the mining of tomorrow

Historically, the mining industry has been one that lags behind other sectors when it comes to technology and innovation. The biggest buzzwords we hear across industry today – artificial intelligence, automation, the internet of things – are all keywords that have moved beyond being the next big thing. There are numerous examples of automation and IoT active today in healthcare, supply chain and even construction, yet mining has still some major ground to make up.

Technological innovation in mining seems to be something just on the horizon, edging closer and closer, but make no mistake, conversations as to how the industry can embrace technology and innovation, are happening at the highest level more and more.

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