According to Wikipedia Robotic Process Automation, or RPA for short, is a form of business process automation technology based on metaphorical software robots or on artificial intelligence /digital workers. It is sometimes referred to as software robotics. This is without a doubt another trending technology that will shape our future.
Like AI and Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation is another technology that is automating jobs. RPA is the use of software to automate business processes such as interpreting applications, processing transactions, dealing with data, and even replying to emails. RPA automates repetitive tasks that people used to do.
Although Forrester Research, a global market research company, estimates RPA automation will threaten the livelihood of 230 million or more knowledge workers, or approximately 9 percent of the global workforce, RPA is also creating new jobs while altering existing jobs. It is debated that less than 5 percent of occupations can be totally automated, but about 60 percent can be partially automated.
For any IT professional looking to the future and trying to understand new technology trends, RPA offers plenty of career opportunities, including developer, project manager, business analyst, solution architect and consultant. And these jobs pay well. So, instead of worrying that your job might become automated maybe, you should think of upskilling yourself?