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How AI can help miners avoid rare species

Environmental objections to mining projects that potentially threaten the habitat of rare plant and animal species as diverse as caribou, springsnails and buckwheat are increasingly stymying battery metals projects that could be critical to the energy transition.

 An example of a 2.5% weight-to-weight copper AI classification, intersecting an existing mining area in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where species at risk ranges are indicated

An example of a 2.5% weight-to-weight copper AI classification, intersecting an existing mining area in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where species at risk ranges are indicated

With this trend in mind, Eureka Maps in October revealed a project that uses AI to cross-reference a  map of battery metal deposits with the habitat locations of the International Union for Conservation...

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