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5. Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

An Easier Path to AI
Tom Taulli1 
Monrovia, CA, USA

By interacting with applications just as a human would, software robots can open email attachments, complete e-forms, record and re-key data, and perform other tasks that mimic human action.

—Kaushik Iyengar, director of Digital Transformation and Optimization at AT&T1

Back in 2005, Daniel Dines and Marius Tirca founded UiPath, which was located in Bucharest, Romania. The company focused mostly on providing integration services for applications from Google, Microsoft, and IBM. But it was a struggle as the company relied mostly on custom work for clients.

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