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We need to talk about automation

Miners are eagerly embracing the opportunities created by technological progress, but is the industry ready for how these changes could unbalance mine-community relationships and shared-value initiatives?

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Rio Tinto has run driverless trucks for several years now in Australia, but the uncertainty is over how automated technology will affect miners' social licence to operate

A social licence to operate is based on the premise that mining companies will conduct their business responsibly, without adversely affecting the areas they operate in.