It seems like to me all our analysis of stars and planets could be automated. A computer looks through the data for anomalies and then performs additional observations for that area and then outputs a presumed planet fact sheet based on all its calculations. If it's certainty is less than some threshold, it prompts a scientist to examine the data more closely.
Perhaps this already happens--but from media headlines in the form of "researchers discover another potential habitable planet!" I got the impression that automated detecting wasn't a thing.
I would like to know if we are automating, and if so, how it works (I am particularly interested in the search for Earth-like planets). Otherwise, if we are not automating, I would like to know why we are not.