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Open Pit Mine: Haul Truck Routing

Open Pit Mine: Haul Truck Routing

Summary A simulation consultancy worked with Pathmind to apply reinforcement learning to intelligently re-route haul trucks at an open-pit mining site and increase the amount of ore prepared there by 19%.  Challenge Open-pit mines need to transport ore to the ore...

Metals Processor: Optimizing Electricity Use

Metals Processor: Optimizing Electricity Use

Summary A global engineering firm worked with Pathmind to apply reinforcement learning to optimize electricity use at a large metals processor and save 10% of what they spent on power. Challenge Some metals are produced by electrolysis, or running an electric current...

Goal-Oriented AI: When AI Gives You Chills…

Goal-Oriented AI: When AI Gives You Chills…

There’s something eerie about deep reinforcement learning that sets it apart from other kinds of AI. Deep reinforcement learning is “goal-oriented” AI. That is, it learns which actions to perform in order to reach a goal.  It was used in the early DeepMind demos that...

Accenture: Carbon Emissions

Accenture: Carbon Emissions

Large organizations confront the dual challenge of delivering goods efficiently while minimizing pollution. To deliver the right goods on time, manufacturers, distributors, and fleets need to coordinate with each other, which requires information flows to be managed...

Reinforcement Learning Business Applications

Reinforcement Learning Business Applications

Every business wants to make smart decisions amid uncertainty, ward off risks, and seize opportunities. Every manager wants to make sure their operations hit performance goals while keeping costs down. Using reinforcement learning to make better operational decisions...

Reinforcement Learning is Transforming Simulation and Business

Reinforcement Learning is Transforming Simulation and Business

Reinforcement learning is a type of AI that is changing how businesses solve problems with simulations. But why is it happening now? AI has dominated tech headlines for almost a decade. We’ve seen AI applied to everything from autonomous vehicles to better healthcare...