Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is the automation of office processes through the development of robots or more specifically, software applications, which fully or partially automate office tasks normally performed by humans. RPA is proposed to provide several benefits including gains in accuracy, efficiency, and speed as well as freeing workers from tedious tasks to focus on higher-value tasks. But, it is not widely understood particularly as intelligent automation moves from tedious tasks into more complex tasks.
The purpose of this webinar is a general discussion of RPA designed to give attendees broad exposure to what RPA is and how its being used, what technical work is being done that moves RPA into the decision process and legal considerations in automated decision-making.
This webinar is part of our Applied Privacy Research Collaboration Network. This project was funded by the National Science Foundation to facilitate dialogue between the academic community and industry on topics related to data protection and privacy.
- Elizabeth Arledge, University of Virginia, PhD Student – Robotic Process Automation In Simple Terms; Background and Use (Slides)
- Maximilian Voelker, M, Sc and PhD Student, University of Potsdam, Germany – Toward Decision Management in Robotic Process Automation (Slides)
- Professor Markku Suksi, Abo Akademi University Finland, – Administrative due process when using automated decision-making (Slides)