Google Ventures recently invested in UI Path, a partner of Google Cloud. We’re super excited about the potential of robotic process automation. UI Path leaders made a simple insight. As humans, we often sit in front of a screen (pixels). We then choose actions to affect an outcome (typing, the mouse, voice). The computer system responds and we repeat. Each of these tasks can be reframed as a prediction problem, allowing us to automate the task with computer vision, natural languge processing, reinforcement learning, and good ol’ fashioned AI. I was glad to participate in a panel with UI Path leaders to discuss the potential of this insight and how its quickly and dramatically transforming enterprises from the inside out. We visited the site of their new US headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. White collar work will never be the same again.