Rethinking Sustainability: Artificial Intelligence in the Mining Industry
July 5th, 2019 – Geneva, Switzerland – It places Internet of Things (IoT) sensors on the ends of drill equipment. These sensors measure acoustic waves as a way of predicting where ore deposits lie. Areas rich in ore will register a different wave pattern than those that are not. The sensors, in real-time, pick up these wave patterns and deliver the vital intelligence to operators. This in turn leads to more intelligent drilling.
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Miners could significantly increase productivity by using sophisticated sensors, cloud computing and other technologies, an executive piloting a combined use of the technology said in an interview.
June 28th, 2019 – Charlottesville, Virginia –DataCloud International Inc. CEO Thor Kallestad is leading a company that aims to increase recoveries of iron ore, metallurgical coal and base metals by delivering high-resolution rock-mass characterization data to clients using sensors on the drilling equipment that measure the vibration properties of rock and analyzing the data collected using existing geoscience algorithms and machine-learning techniques.
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DataCloud explains that its rock mass evaluation Platform “measures and delivers subsurface properties required to significantly enhance orebody understanding during drill and blast (D&B)operations.”
June 3rd, 2019 – Vancouver, BC –"The Platform uses “advanced, real-time, digital technologies such as IoT sensor systems, edge devices, cloud computing, geostatistical algorithms, machine learning, and high-resolution subsurface visualization” to collect and process data. Clients can access the information using DataCloud’s Platform software or it can be imported directly into clients’ block models or exported to another database.
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"We seek to 'diversify DataCloud’s geographic footprint and geological analysis' to bring advanced technology to the mining industry. "
May 10th, 2019 – Vancouver, BC –"Because it’s fast and precise, Kallestad said, DataCloud can help companies save millions." DataCloud's IoT drill-based sensors and advanced analytics platform is a game changer for drill and blast operations. This new mining technology reduces costs for operations, increases efficiency in ore recovery, and improves throughput for processing. » Read more
"Beyond DataCloud and Vancouver being invested in the same industry, there is a culture here that is irresistible to us. "
April 16th, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – Mining is a large part of the Canadian economy and many industry participants are either based in Vancouver or listed on the VSE. DataCloud embraces this area as a mining hub. Being located close to our British Columbia based clients will result in seamless service delivery, which will help our customers increase production while reducing costs. » Read more
"It starts with advanced rock measurements with an IoT device, but ultimately relies on advanced analytics to make something of all that data. "
April 11th, 2019 – Winnipeg, MB – Silicon Valley is the epicenter of tech innovation and cloud architecture; Vancouver is home to some of the largest mining companies in the world, and those companies house massive segregated data sets. This has created the need for digital mining solutions and led mining companies to reach down the Pacific shore in search of cloud computing and analytics technologies. » Read more
"by not “going first,” mining companies will be able to learn from other industries as to how best to apply / incorporate things like IoT, AI, cloud "
April 5th, 2019 – Missoula, MT – A given set of new technologies (IoT, cloud, big data, AI, etc, in our case), will affect different industries, in different ways, at different times. Due to its capital requirements, the mining industry could not have been a “first mover” in terms of adopting these new technologies. However, because it is so capital intensive, these new technologies will have a very large and positive economic effect on the mining industry... » Read more
A better block model starts with better data.
March 25, 2019 – Silicon Valley, CA – The IoT sensors and geoscience algorithms of the DataCloud Platform deliver high-resolution rock mass properties to your block model in real-time. By measuring direct rock mass properties while you drill blast holes, your orebody knowledge can be significantly improved. Since our solutions utilize the power of cloud computing, this data can be easily shared across your operations.... » Read more
Jarrod and Gaudy from Crownsmen Podcast dig deep into the start and future of DataCloud in relation to how cloud architecture from Silicon Valley will benefit the mining industry.
March 22, 2019 – Vancouver, BC – Listen in to the discussion on mining's future. Thor speaks on whether or not the government should mandate these efficiency boosting technologies, how to integrate all the technology solutions being offered, and the importance for the industry to adopt new tech quicker than before. » Watch Here
Q: I read something about your partnership with Microsoft – how did that start?
March 20, 2019 – Silicon Valley, CA – A. We utilize Azure for our cloud-computing component to our solutions. They are just as keen as we are to be apart of clean tech initiatives inside a globally impactful industry. It is a mutually beneficial relationship; they have an entrance to a different avenue of mining (other than the industry’s massive Excel use), and we have access to safe, fast, top of the line cloud architecture and support for our solutions. Our Microsoft partners in Australia have been excellent go to market partners, showing our solutions to potential clients in the Pilbara and Queensland region.... » Read More
We can’t guarantee we’ll have drones to give away again, but we can promise valuable conversation, and super soft tees.
March 4, 2019 – Toronto, ON – Drop by our booth to take a peek at how we are currently optimizing drill and blast operations in Australia and Canada. Or, speak with us to learn how our platform leverages the use of IoT sensors, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning algorithms to integrate and analyze data into actionable rock mass insights in real-time. The DataCloud team looks forward to shaking hands and sharing best practices so that we can advance mining to the next level of intelligence and truly KNOW THE ROCK™..... » Read More
The DataCloud Platform empowers mine operators to understand their resource at a granular level during drill and blast operations.
Jan 23, 2018 – Seattle, WA – In order to offer our clients an operational advantage in grade control and extraction efforts we have released our geology specific solution sets. DataCloud’s industry experts designed them to reduce operating pain points for three of the mining industry’s largest markets: iron ore, metallurgical coal, and base metals. With these insights, mines are more efficiently separating ore from waste, lowering coal loss percentages, and improving fragmentation profiles.”.... » Read More
DataCloud, a developer of sensors and software to help guide mine operators’ decision-making around drilling and blasting, has raised $4 million in new financing to support the Seattle-based startup’s continued growth
Dec 14, 2018 – Seattle, WA – The company’s platform combines cloud-based software with connected sensors that are attached to drills and collect data as blast holes are drilled into the subsurface. DataCloud’s software analyzes information gathered by the sensors, which can measure and detect things like density, faults, and fractures. Once this analysis is complete, users get back what Thor Kallestad, the startup’s co-founder and CEO, calls “real-time orebody imaging and knowledge.”.... » Read More
DataCloud's RHINO™ Sensors are Delivering Real-Time, High-Resolution Orebody Knowledge
Nov 1, 2018 – Seattle, WA – Over the past few months, DataCloud has been rolling out RHINO™ sensors in a variety of geologies, primarily in Australia and Canada. The results have been phenomenal. DataCloud has three proven applications of RHINO™... » Read More
Every year Seattle Startup Week brings local tech focused businesses together to share their experiences with the next startup generation.
October 10, 2018 – Seattle, WA –This year, DataCloud's CEO, Thor Kallestad, speaks openly on two panels. The first, "If You Build it They WONT Come", not everything goes to plan, how thinking around corners can impact your business development, either from sales or not making mistakes to start. And, "StartUps are Hard", let's face it, creating and scaling a startup is hard, we've assembled a panel of startup founders and executives to share their wisdom... » Read More
Running this new branch is Tamer Eid, DataCloud's President of the Australia and Asia regions.
August 20, 2018 – Seattle, WA – DataCloud, the leading real-time geoscience technology company serving the global mining industry, today opened an office in Perth, Western Australia to accommodate client demand in the region. DataCloud’s impressive lineup of subsurface measurement sensors and supporting software coincides with the growing demand for smart-mining tools in the Pilbara... » Read More
DataCloud uses AI in the geosciences field during production of mining to help make the extraction process more efficient.
July 18, 2018 – Seattle, WA – Whether we like it or not, artificial intelligence is the future and Seattle is ready for it. With a mixture of industry newcomers and established behemoths, the city can crown itself as one of the technology capitals of the world, and these 15 Seattle AI companies are just a few examples of the many reasons why... » Read More
MinePortal™ is a cloud-based “Earth Model” platform providing real-time management and analysis of drill data, geologic models, rock properties, and ore/waste boundaries
May 29, 2018 – Seattle, WA – DataCloud, the leading real-time geoscience technology company serving the global mining industry, today launched MinePortal™, a cloud-based “Earth Model” platform for real-time management and analysis of rock data that enables mining companies to dramatically improve productivity while increasing profitability... » Read More
Listen to see how high-resolution (1cm) rock properties stream from the drill to any device!
May 10, 2018 – Seattle, WA – DataCloud´s CEO Thor Kallestad discusses the incredible cost reducing and profit increasing advantages for mine operators through the use of cutting edge technology. By simply unleashing IoT Sensors and AI platforms on drills during production, mines can easily access real-time information to optimize mineral extraction.... » Read More
DataCloud’s RHINO™ Geoscience Logging Tool Uses IoT Sensors and Seismic-While-Drilling Techniques to Enable Differential Blasting, Significantly Improving Fragmentation Profiles
May 2, 2018 – Seattle, WA – DataCloud, the geosciences technology innovator that enables mining companies to master the subsurface and drive profitable growth, today announced that it is launching RHINO™, a breakthrough geosciences logging tool designed for the global mining industry. RHINO™ uses advanced Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, seismic-while-drilling (SWD) techniques, and artificial intelligence (AI) to measure previously unavailable rock properties in real-time... » Read More