[–] Germ22 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

Lawyers and accountants are the next big thing to be automated.

[–] voats4goats 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Those are two jobs I can't wait for it to truly happen.

It's because of lawyers and tax preparation services that keeps laws and tax codes overly complicated

[–] 10472079 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Well, whatever you do, they're coming for you next. Probably.

There's not a ton that a computer can't do that a human can.

[–] ChallengerReproaches 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I would say it's more because of lobbyists who want the government to do everything, but also want more tax loopholes that allow their handlers to avoid paying tax. But tax prep services definitely benefit from an overly complex code

[–] MrPim 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Im going to enjoy watching The Brain Machine at Whipples IRL. Fucking cunts didnt realize their jobs were the easiest automated things ever. Thats the only thing that episode got wrong, Mgmt will be one of the first to go.

[–] lettersofmarque 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Great TZ reference!

[–] weezkitty 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I don't even understand why human accountants are still a big thing. Tabulation in software is trivial

[–] ChallengerReproaches 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

There are some uses for humans in accounting, such as determining whether a "loan" from your own company is really a loan or if it is income. Once determinations like that are made, tracking, recording and reporting is easily automated.

[–] KikeFree 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The governments have all sorts of ever changing rules. Of course each business knows their expenses vs. revenue, but with these various regulations they can pay much less tax if they report them in certain ways or change how they take money out of the company (salary vs dividends, offshoring profits, etc).

Human accountants exist to file the 100s of forms correctly and to find loopholes that allow the business to be competitive, because everyone else is trying just as hard to avoid the theft of taxation.

[–] bonhomme2012 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

If you own a business and/or any investments at all you quickly realize it is not worth your valuable time.

[–] Phuc_Dat_Bich 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Not really - many clerking tasks can be automated but not A/P or actual cases. Think about how easy it would be to fool the self checkout if there was zero oversight. Automation's main weakness is that it interacts with humans and we are more clever and inscrutable than they are. Self-driving cara, for example, are easily bullied off the road by human drivers.

[–] OnePoint21NiggaWatts 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Self-driving cara, for example, are easily bullied off the road by human drivers.

Until the AI gets a process for submitting footage of illegal/reckless driving it has recorded to police so abusive humans can be punished accordingly (e.g fines or loss of license). People will probably have to drive more sensibly once that happens.

[–] KikeFree 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Self driving cars don't follow police hand signals either. They panic stop for floating trash bags. They are dangerous and Google will eventually be sued under.

Tesla also thinks disconnecting autopilot a half second before running into a metal post at 60MPH makes it the driver's responsibility.

[–] Samsquamch 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Self-driving cara, for example, are easily bullied off the road by human drivers.

Lol

[–] Orangishlemon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Think about how easy it would be to fool the self checkout if there was zero oversight.

Have you ever used self checkout?

[–] Alois_sticklgruber 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Very interesting. I wonder what number they will fight, or just pay? If younsue for $1k or $750. I bet theres a number they wont bother defending against and will just pay out. Thats the info we need

[–] Karbuster 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I too am interested, I'm not usually one for these petty lawsuits but Equifax tried to fuck me silly a few years back and I've been waiting for revenge for a while

[–] Alois_sticklgruber 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Ive had my credit stolen several times, and its always a pain in the ass.

What infuriating about all this, is i didnt ask for them to keep my credit history, nor did i ask to keep all my confidential info either. It's ludicrous that i will suffer because they keep my info against my wishes.

[–] Shekelstein6M 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

I'm not usually one for these petty lawsuits

The jew uses your altruism against you. Time to start fighting back.

[–] Gunfreak 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

What a great way to collect and sell up to 44% of the US's populations personal information.

[–] Laurentius_the_pyro 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I mean it's already been sold and then publicly released by Equifucks

[–] Turn_Coat 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Alright, question, who is actually effected by the Equifax breach? I'm still not clear on whose data leaked, and whose didn't.

[–] sizeable 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

As far as I know, anyone who had an Equifax credit score. So almost anyone who ever had a house load, car loan, or credit card. If you pay any type of utility (or rent) where you needed a credit check first, chances are when you pay those bills they are reported to Equifax. So if you fall into any of those categories, your data was probably part of the leak. There are two other another credit score services (TransUnion and Experian) and occasionally some of the things I mentioned are only reported to one service (in which case I believe it is possible to have a credit score without having an Equifax "account") but that's very rare.

Now, whether your data was/is/will be used for identity theft at any point in the future (1,5,10,50+ years in the future), who knows. "But don't worry! As compensation here's a limited time trial of our subscription service that will monitor your credit!"

[–] kryptoniankoffee 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"But don't worry! As compensation here's a limited time trial of our subscription service that will monitor your credit!"

Seriously, what good will a fucking year of credit monitoring do for people who have had their SS#s and other info stolen and distributed? It's a fucking joke.

[–] Turn_Coat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I guess I'm safe then.

[–] Orangishlemon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Are you American? Then yes.

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[–] AssKing 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

its 50/50 bro. just file a claim and if they didnt loose your shit you'll loose in small claims court. you dont have a lawyer so no harm in trying

[–] kryptoniankoffee 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's more than 50/50 if you're a person who's had a credit card or taken out a loan. More like 100%.

[–] Orangishlemon 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Are you American? Are you over 18?

If yes, you're affected.

[–] AssKing 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

donotpay-search-master.herokuapp.com/

here's the link to the bot, had to search around to find it. told me to try again in 12 hours

[–] EarlPoncho 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

still says try again in 12 hours one day later

[–] ZYX321 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Don't I have to demonstrate a loss in order to sue? I can't sue for what MIGHT happen with my personal info... But I could sue for the value of that personal info... Need to figure out what that number is.

[–] cthulian_axioms 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

How much money will you conceivably have to spend in order to fix EFX's fuckup? How much time will it take? What is your time worth?

All of those things can be considered cognizable "damages".

Further, I think pointing out that the judge's own personal information was most likely stolen as well might be a persuasive argument. If you can stoke his personal acrimony towards EFX, he may let you slide a bit on the proof of damages.

[–] Cat-hax 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Can't you sue for stolen property?

[–] ZYX321 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think that requires establishing the value of the stolen property though.

[–] rumpleshinsplint 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Can we get some lawyer goats to provide some details on how to proove damages, or at least what to claim the damages are? Perhaps some resources to research? I think that would boost our odds significantly.

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