Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence that often uses statistical techniques to give computers the ability to "learn" with data, without being explicitly programed.
There has been a lot of experimentation and proof of concept work in Australia yet little in terms of industrialised applications as the sector struggles in moving machine learning from concept and proof of concept through pilot stage and final full integration, according to Accenture ANZ Resources Practice managing director Dean Felton.
"Often this is a result of not taking a holistic view to the application," he told Australia's Mining Monthly.
"That is both the people side and the business process side that need to brought along with the machine learning application. O...