AI-powered Robotic Process Automation coming to Google Cloud

Soon, it will be possible to automate tedious, rule-based processes and tasks with the help of Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

This approach utilises AI to tackle repetitive and time-consuming tasks such as:

  • Data extraction
  • Data entry
  • Invoice handling and transaction processing
  • Data manipulation
  • Digital systems communication
  • Response triggering

The technology has been popular with chief information officers due to how well it streamlines enterprise operations.

RPA allows you to automate mundane tasks so that you can focus on high-value work such as improving your products and serving your customers in other ways.

Automation Anywhere, a leader in RPA, will be joining forces with Google Cloud to offer a low or zero-code development environment.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, developers have found themselves spending more time and resources on work that feels robotic.

RPA utilises AI to interpret the task at hand and makes sense of it without the user having to manually write code that automates it.

For instance, it gives you the option to use Document AI to automate ‘stare and compare’ work that involves hunting for information that is hidden in a specific part of the document.

It works with sensor data, emails, sheets, XML files, images, and even web server logs.

In other words, it has the capacity to not only identify, but also extract and compartmentalise the most relevant parts of the document without requiring programming work on the user’s end.

The technology is a great fit for numerous industries, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial
  • Retail
  • Financial

Think of it like the inverse of software testing – while the latter focuses on throwing things at the application until it breaks, RPA development revolves around creating resilient automation solutions.

The expected time of availability on Google Cloud is May 2021.