This Gartner article discusses the emerging technology RPA (Robotics Process Automation) or "human proxies", that mimic what we do, but do it cheaper, better, and 24/7. One of the primary targeted industries RPA is being developed for is the financial sector.
Ask yourself these three questions in relation to your job (excerpt from the article):
How to Determine Which Activities Are A Good Fit For Robotics?
Since robotics, in theory, can be used for nearly any rules-based process or activity, it can be daunting and difficult to pinpoint where to start. To determine areas that are good candidates for robotics within your finance organization, ask the following questions.
- Can the human activity be mapped as a repetitive process (i.e., therefore could be programmed into a robot)?
- If the activity requires human judgment or a decision, can a set of rules be defined to cover all possibilities?
- Does the activity pull (and put) data from and into the same place every time (i.e., the same field name, same location of the field on a particular screen of an IT system)?