Machines Might Not Take Miners' Jobs, But Could Save Their Lives

While much has been said about the fourth industrial revolution and its potential impact on jobs in labour-intensive industries, a technology company called Simine is working with companies, workers and young professionals that tech in mining can not only create jobs but save lives.

Simine (which gets it's name from a combination of the words "simulation" and "mine") has a residency at the Mandela Mining Precinct and develops technological solutions for mining companies to enhance operational efficiencies and safety.

One of the company’s offerings is an operational and safety solution known as "digital twinning". This solution uses camera mounted drones to capture mine shafts and other operational environments to create a simulation of that environment.

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