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(Kitco News) -  Computers could one-day be running a gold mine as  ANDRITZ's application of artificial intelligence to mineral processing earned the top in Goldcorp's annual #DisruptMining competition earlier this month at PDAC.

Sohail Nazari, Business Development Manager and Arthur Gooch, Director of Innovation of ANDRITZ, spoke with Kitco the day after winning a $1 million investment contract with Goldcorp to develop its technology.

Out of hundreds of proposals, ANDRITZ was one of three companies to complete in front a panel of mining and technology heavy-weights for the top price in a shark-tank style event.

"This win is a huge opportunity to accelerate the pace of deploying the technology," says Gooch.

"We've been working on this for a while and this is going to be a huge step forward. Goldcorp has given us a huge opportunity, and we are just excited to get to work."

According to the press release that announced the win, ANDRITZ is developing ". . . a unique and continuous way of training artificial intelligence to operate a mineral processing facility using ANDRITZ's digital twin. The AI is trained to respond to a variety of situations, making it capable of adapting to changing inputs and improving recovery time. The trained AI's ability to quickly process information and recommend data-driven solutions will allow for the improvement of the operation, such as start-up and shutdown, and assist operators to achieve plant-wide optimization."

ANDRITZ is a supplier to the mining industry with a focus on separation and filtration.

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