By converting all process into monetary or numerical terms (to make them easier to track?) we, quite inadvertently, remove the moral factor. Quantity substitutes for quality. That’s not the intent, but, in the larger scheme of things, is a welcome unintended consequence. Many humans welcome any opportunity to avoid responsibility for their actions. Money serves as a useful scapegoat.
Where do the machines come in? Machines introduce an element of force that makes moral judgement imperative.