A few months ago I read about a programmer that automated his job down to the point where the coffee machine would make him lattes! Despite the ethical quandary, I thought it was pretty cool to automate your job with scripts. Then I wondered, was it possible to automate data science? Or at least parts of it? This general question proved to be a rabbit hole of exploration.
StackExchange has an ongoing discussion into another programmer's automation of his tasks. He used scripts to prepare customer data into spreadsheets that other employees would use. The task used to take a month to do but it was able to cut that time down to 10 minutes. It did take him several months figure out how to build the right scripts to do the work he now only works 1 to 2 hours a week and gets paid for 40 hours.