Digital platforms will be mining’s ‘new frontier’, says Rio boss

By: Darren Gray

The huge trucks used to carry vast quantities of ore around mines could be replaced in the 2020s by smaller, electric trucks using artificial intelligence, according to the boss of mining giant Rio Tinto.

In a speech in London on Monday offering a window on the future of mining, Rio boss Jean-Sebastien Jacques forecast that the push in the mining industry for huge scale would change, and that digital platforms would be the “new frontier” over the next decade.

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