There's GOLD in them thar DEPTHS!

Although Bering Sea Gold is old news:

Something no one has yet put together AFAIK are two off-the-shelf technologies:

Tesla Dojo
Telepresence Deep Drones

  1. Capture what oil workers do while telepresent in the depths while repairing drilling equipment.
  2. Model that environment in Tesla’s Dojo to generate training data from the physics simulation.
  3. Change the Dojo model to challenge the Deep Drone model to deal with simulated dredging environments.
  4. Refine it in the reality of shallow waters like the Bering sea.

PS: My favorite movie is “The Claim” in part because it puts the love of gold into perspective (as well as being one of the more realistic portrayals of what it takes to found a civilization).