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Data workers prove a rare resource for Barrick, fellow miners

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By Susan TaylorTORONTO (Reuters) - Barrick Gold, the world's biggest gold miner, is staking new ground in a dogged push to overhaul its operations, seeking scarce artificial intelligence experts to oversee projects using technology for everything from exploration to robot-run mining.But for an industry perceived as slow-moving and macho, attracting prized human resources can be as difficult as striking gold - particularly as technology titans like Facebook and Alphabet Inc.'s Google chase the same talent.Though the mining sector is late to the so-called "digitization" party, Barrick and ...

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 17:42 IST