By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Artificial Intelligence. According to news reporting originating from Shahrood, Iran, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Flyrock arising from blasting operations is one of the crucial and complex problems in mining industry and its prediction plays an important role in the minimization of related hazards. In past years, various empirical methods were developed for the prediction of flyrock distance using statistical analysis techniques, which have very low predictive capacity."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Shahrood University of Technology, "Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are now being used as alternate statistical techniques. In this paper, two predictive models were developed by using AI techniques to predict flyrock distance in Sungun copper mine of Iran. One of the models employed artificial neural network (ANN), and another, fuzzy logic. The results showed that both models were useful and efficient whereas the fuzzy model exhibited high performance than ANN model for predicting flyrock distance."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The performance of the models showed that the AI is a good tool for minimizing the uncertainties in the blasting operations."
For more information on this research see: Application of artificial intelligence techniques for predicting the flyrock distance caused by blasting operation. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 2014;7(1):193-202. Arabian Journal of Geosciences can be contacted at: Springer Heidelberg, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany. (Springer - www.springer.com; Arabian Journal of Geosciences - www.springerlink.com/content/1866-7511/)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E. Ghasemi, Shahrood Univ Technol, Dept. of Min Petr & Geophys Engn, Shahrood, Iran. Additional authors for this research include H. Amini, M. Ataei and R. Khalokakaei (see also Artificial Intelligence).
Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Shahrood, Machine Learning, Emerging Technologies, Artificial Intelligence
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