Calgary – IBM announced they are working with Goldcorp Inc. to bring IBM Watson technology to the Canadian mining industry for the first time. The Vancouver-based gold producer – one of the largest gold mining companies in the world – will initially use IBM's cognitive technology for its exploration targeting efforts in its Red Lake, Ont. mine.
Vancouver and Seattle – BGC Engineering Inc. and LOOOK, Inc., have partnered to transform communication in the mining and geoengineering sectors using Microsoft's HoloLens technology. The two firms have developed a proof of concept application that turns traditional flat engineering drawings and data into interactive 3D maps and immersive landscapes.