Despite all the advancements that humans made with technology innovation, the drudgery of work remains a constant pressure in our modern society. In fact, over the past two decades, productivity growth stalled after enterprises adopted a myriad of software technologies intended to help worker productivity. Instead, it led to more mundane and swivel chair tasks such as data entry and monitoring across multiple systems. But what about the promises of the digital utopia? When would humans be working an average of 15 hours a week and dedicate the rest to leisure and creative activities?
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) aims to deliver the future of work, where software robots would be taking care of all the mundane and repetitive tasks that humans hate and giving us the time back to enjoy recreational activities with family and friends. How? In this article, we will go over the evolution of this technology and its impact on our world so far.