Please join the Calgary Mineral Exploration Group on Friday, November 5th at 12 pm for a virtual talk given by Sam Cantor of Minerva Intelligence. The title of the talk is AI and Knowledge Engineering: Getting the Computer to Reason Like a Geologist.

If you are interested in participating, please RSVP to and a Zoom link will be provided to you.


Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Location: Zoom
Membership: $20
Luncheon: $30
University, SAIT, NAIT students: FREE with student ID (with purchase of membership)

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The field of artificial intelligence (AI) contains exciting possibilities, over-hyped promises, and everything in between. AI applications in the geosciences are no different, however, the nature of uncertainty in the geosciences plays a crucial role in AI tools. The talk will be an overview of AI and knowledge engineering and how it pertains to mineral exploration, resources and mining.

About the Author:

Samuel Cantor is the Section Head of Economic Geology at Minerva and has over ten years of varied experience in mineral exploration, laboratories, and environmental remediation. He now focuses primarily on the use of cognitive AI in mineral deposit research and mineral exploration.

Sam completed his Bachelor’s in Geology at the University of Colorado in Boulder in 2009, after which he worked on mineral exploration projects in Idaho and Nicaragua before moving to Chicago to work in environmental remediation. He moved to Vancouver to pursue his MSc with the Mineral Deposit Research Unit at the University of British Columbia to investigate the exploration potential of stable isotopes and luminescence in carbonate-hosted deposits.