IBM Watson learns to 'think like a geologist' - but won't replace them

In the new year, Goldcorp and IBM will be busy applying the AI-powered IBM Exploration with Watson to new drill targets at several of the miner’s sites. MM caught up with IBM Canada’s Mark Fawcett to figure out how the technology can alter the current exploration workflow

IBM Watson learns to 'think like a geologist' - but won't replace them IBM Watson learns to 'think like a geologist' - but won't replace them IBM Watson learns to 'think like a geologist' - but won't replace them IBM Watson learns to 'think like a geologist' - but won't replace them IBM Watson learns to 'think like a geologist' - but won't replace them

“The underlying technology behind these predictive models is often employed where there are complex relationships that may not be obvious to or feasibly expressed by a human analyst,” IBM’s Fawcett said

Goldcorp and IBM have worked together in the past on infrastructure projects and support; however, the recently announced IBM Exploration with Watson program constitutes the first collaboration