Shawn Hood

Chief Technology Officer, GoldSpot Discoveries Corp.

Shawn is a P.Geo in Economic Geology with experience across a broad base of previous exploration and mine geologist roles ranging from open pit, underground, brownfields and greenfields projects in Canada and globally. Shawn applies machine learning techniques to understand ore deposits by integrating disparate datasets and enhancing mineral exploration work programmes. He has a focus on understanding how this technology can deliver objective and repeatable results in mineral exploration settings, especially where trained geoscientists can apply their expert knowledge to guide machine learning models, and situations where data-driven results can be field-validated and improved by geologists. Shawn is a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa (BSc Hons.) and the University of British Columbia’s Mineral Deposits Research Unit (MSc). His PhD research demonstrated the application of machine learning towards mineral exploration and investigated why geologists’ input is fundamentally important.

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Theme Session: Engage. Connect. Evolve.

February 1, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT