This June, team members from the AI4EI research project were invited to share results and finding at several events.

First, on June 5th, Dr. Caitlin Corrigan from the IEAI spoke as the Keynote at TalTech Days at Tallinn Technical University in Estonia on “Implementing AI Ethics – The Need to Embrace Complexity”. In her talk, she highlighted the work on the AI4EI project as an example of understanding the ethics of employing AI for sustainability and within a workplace.

Next, on June 6th, Dr. Corrigan presented in a panel at the Berlin Mining Forum where she presented on “Ethical Considerations for the Use of AI in the Mining Industry”, highlighting the ways in which AI is currently use, ethical challenges related to this, and the potential for interactive Multi-Objective Optimization (iMOO) tools to improve equity and sustainability in resource extraction.

On June 12, Prof. Svetlana Ikonnikova and Gen Li presented with their research team at the TUM 2024 Sustainability Day at the TUM Garching Campus. In their impulse session, they presented a “Sustainability Dashboard for Mining Industries: Mining for Sustainability” and hosted a table in the Sustainability Fair to present the project’s findings.

Finally, on June 19th, Dr. Corrigan presented the work of the project for the Society of Mining Professors in a virtual workshop on “Disruptive Initiatives in Mining: AI”.

The project team is excited to continue their work and will run in a Project Week course this fall on Conflicts in Mining Critical Materials: Compromising in Sustainability Strategies. More details about how to get involved here are coming soon.

Find out more about the research project here