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What is the difference between RPA and AI?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and Robotic process automation (RPA) are tools that sit on the spectrum of cognitive technologies, and some vendors' offerings are converging. Here you can see the differences.

Meanwhile AI has been described as putting the robot into the human. AI can identify patterns and make decisions, helping to support human thinking. Unlike RPA is it adaptable and can make interpretations of the data it receives.

Both technologies form part of the spectrum of cognitive technologies, and the lines between can blur, particularly when RPA systems mature and develop. You can see the spectrum and where RPA and AI sit below: