Joining the collaboration will enable the Volkswagen Group to gain greater insight into the provenance of cobalt used in lithium-ion batteries.
IBM Mining News
The companies say that their OptiMine Analytics technology is particularly useful when it comes to dealing with failing equipment and regular maintenance.
“Mining is the slowest industry to adapt to new technology.”
The company is working with several wearable technology providers so companies can monitor biometric and environmental data to identify whether employees are experiencing dangers or risk, beyond a equipment failure.
The first use case will manage concentrate from Goldcorp’s Penasquito mine in Mexico.
The companies launched 'IBM Exploration with Watson' in Canada.