Risk Management in Evaluating Mineral Deposits

Economics and Business

Risk Management in Evaluating Mineral Deposits
Ethics and Security Automata: Policy and Technical Challenges of the Robotic Use of Force
Human Resources Management Solutions for Attracting and Retaining Millennial Workers
Contemporary Auditing: Real Issues and Cases by Michael C Knapp
Positioning and Navigation in Complex Environments

Risk Management in Evaluating Mineral Deposits

SME | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 0873354486 | 320 pages | PDF | 6.86 mb

by Jean-Michel Rendu (Author)
Don’t invest in a mining project until you’ve read Risk Management in Evaluating Mineral Deposits.
Mining is not for the fainthearted. Yes, the rewards are enormous. But so are the risks–and consequences–of failure. Risk Management in Evaluating Mineral Deposits walks you through the many-faceted risk evaluation you need to conduct before you invest your hard-earned dollars.
Written by a mining professional with a strong background in technical and financial studies, risk assessment, and statistics, this book provides a detailed suite of tools so you can determine whether investing in a mining project makes sense for you. Looking at a host of issues–the composition of the ore deposit, the management’s previous record, the quality of the information at hand, and your own risk-tolerance comfort level, to name a few–author Jean-Michel Rendu provides a comprehensive guide to determine when to invest with high confidence, when to demand a plan that reduces the risks and increases the chances of a positive outcome, and when to just walk away.
This book will have relevance for many years. Unlike others, Rendu factors in not just financial but environmental and social aspects to evaluate the triple bottom line. He shows you why your project needs a different evaluator for each of these three legs and how to combine their evaluations to make one decision. As more and more government agencies and communities insist on these types of metrics, this focus will help keep you up-to-date in a rapidly changing world and increase the possibility that your investment will generate profits even in this complex, uncertain, and time-constrained industry.
About the Author
Jean-Michel (J-M) Rendu is an independent consultant supplying services to the international mining industry. J-M retired from Newmont Mining Corporation in 2001 as vice president of resources and mine planning with worldwide responsibility for corporate and mine-site mining engineering activities, and for estimation and reporting of resources and reserves. Before joining Newmont, J-M was an associate consultant with Golder Associates; an assistant professor with the University of Wisconsin-Madison; head of operations research with Anglovaal, Johannesburg, South Africa; and systems analyst with Kennecott Copper Corporation.
J-M graduated from École des Mines de Saint-Étienne in 1966 and obtained M.S. and Eng.Sc.D. degrees from Columbia University in the City of New York. He authored more than 50 technical papers on deposit modeling, mine engineering, estimation of resources and reserves, and U.S. and international regulatory requirements for public reporting. He is the author of An Introduction to Geostatistical Methods of Mineral Evaluation, published by the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy in 1978 (second edition, 1981) and An Introduction to Cut-off Grade Estimation, published by SME in 2008 (second edition, 2014).

Ethics and Security Automata: Policy and Technical Challenges of the Robotic Use of Force

Routledge | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1138050229 | 230 pages | PDF | 1.61 mb

by Sean Welsh (Author)
Can security automata (robots and AIs) make moral decisions to apply force on humans correctly? If they can make such decisions, ought they be used to do so? Will security automata increase or decrease aggregate risk to humans? What regulation is appropriate? Addressing these important issues this book examines the political and technical challenges of the robotic use of force.
The book presents accessible practical examples of the ‘machine ethics’ technology likely to be installed in military and police robots and also in civilian robots with everyday security functions such as childcare. By examining how machines can pass ‘reasonable person’ tests to demonstrate measurable levels of moral competence and display the ability to determine the ‘spirit’ as well as the ‘letter of the law’, the author builds upon existing research to define conditions under which robotic force can and ought to be used to enhance human security.
The scope of the book is thus far broader than ‘shoot to kill’ decisions by autonomous weapons, and should attract readers from the fields of ethics, politics, and legal, military and international affairs. Researchers in artificial intelligence and robotics will also find it useful.
Review
“A timely and unusually readable contribution to machine ethics – the project of making moral decisions in machines – Ethics and Security Automata provides an accessible overview as to how machines might make foundational moral decisions that affect human beings in a range of situations in war and peace. It is remarkable for its clarity and its ethical even-handedness. A book that is both technically and ethically interesting. Highly recommended.” – Dr. Jai Galliott, Lecturer in Cyber Security, The University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy
“This book is a “must read” for anybody responsible for programming, supplying and deploying autonomous military and security robots. It is also recommended for a general audience. With clear and comprehensible discussion and detailed case analyses, Sean Welsh presents issues that many view as impenetrable, or scary, in a practical, constructive and highly enlightening manner. As James Moor, a pioneer of robot ethics, once said, machine ethics forces us to do a better, clearer, programmable ethical theory: Ethics and Security Automata is a fine example of this project carried out in practical detail.” – Dr. Peter Boltuc, Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois Springfield
About the Author
Sean Welsh obtained his undergraduate degree in Philosophy at the University of New South Wales and underwent postgraduate study in Robot Ethics at the University of Canterbury. He has worked in extensively in software development for British Telecommunications, Telstra Australia, Volante e-business, Fitch Ratings, James Cook University, 24 Hour Communications and Lumata. He also worked for a short time as a political advisor to Warren Entsch, the Federal Member for Leichhardt in Australia. Sean’s articles on robot ethics have appeared in the Conversation, CNN, the Sydney Morning Herald, the New Zealand Herald and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Human Resources Management Solutions for Attracting and Retaining Millennial Workers

IGI Global | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 1522520449 | 284 pages | PDF, EPUB | 11.65 + 15.24 mb

by Meng-Shan Tsai (Author)
This book discusses the human resource management issues from Millennial generation individuals. This is a special generation with a lot of novel ideas and thoughts. The book explores the approaches to attract and retain Millennial workers. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant topics, such as the millennial generation, HR management, and business infrastructure

Contemporary Auditing: Real Issues and Cases by Michael C Knapp

English | 1 Jan. 2010 | ISBN: 0538466790 | 608 Pages | PDF | 15.36 MB

Knapp’s CONTEMPORARY AUDITING: REAL ISSUES AND CASES, Eighth Edition, uses real-world cases to acquaint you with the work environment of auditors. It also helps you recognize the red flags that often accompany problem audits. This new edition offers exciting new cases that cover the massive economic crisis that the U.S. and global economies have recently faced. In addition, new cases have been added to the “International Cases” section, examining auditing challenges in Australia, China, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, and several others. The eighth edition fully integrates risk assessment standards recently adopted by the auditing community. What better training for the real world of auditing than to learn by studying real companies and situations!

Positioning and Navigation in Complex Environments

IGI Global | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1522535284 | 577 pages | PDF, EPUB | 41.26 + 48.83 mb

by Kegen Yu (Author, Editor)
The limitations of satellites create a large gap in assistive directional technologies, especially indoors. The methods and advances in alternate directional technologies is allowing for new systems to fill the gaps caused by the limitations of GPS systems.
Positioning and Navigation in Complex Environments is a critical scholarly resource that examines the methodologies and advances in technologies that allow for indoor navigation. Featuring insight on a broad scope of topics, such as multipath mitigation, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and multi-sensor integration, this book is directed toward data scientists, engineers, government agencies, researchers, and graduate-level students.