ISLAMABAD: With the modernization of business technology, even small- and medium-sized companies can effortlessly integrate robots into their day-to-day operations and service areas to augment revenues and process efficiencies.
“We’re living in exciting times, where the Artificial Intelligence has taken over the stage and drastically changing the way we live and work,” Abacus Consulting Managing Director Abbas Ali Khan said, unveiling the objectives of upcoming APIthon II, being held in the National Incubation Centre, Islamabad, on May 5 and 6.
“According to research, the global market for Robotic Process Automation and services are predicted to gain astonishing compound annual growth rate of 54% until 2021 when it will reach a predicted $2.2 valuation,” he said, adding that “It’s essential to respond to these market trends to remain competitive in today’s digital era, else you become a history.”
He said such events would set the RPA-driven business culture in Pakistan. Otherwise, a reference to robots mostly brings an idea of massive and iron-made, robotic arms lifting heavy objects in a manufacturing or construction environment or automobile plant.
In general, robots are associated with the implementation of heavy-duty industrial jobs. However, with the arrival of the fourth industrial revolution, there is a major shift in this niche. The RPA, a new form of robotics have been introduced globally — which is essentially a software or virtual robots that can be easily integrated to the day to day tasks of the companies, irrespective of their sizes, to enhance process efficiencies and revenues.