I once heard it said that there are 10 kinds of photographer today.
Those that understand binary maths and those that don't...
While I'm not sure it is that black and white I do think there is some truth in that statement.
Cameras have become more sophisticated and automated and there are programs and apps that turn their output into some semblance of a picture but do you think modern photography has become a victim or a beneficiary of the new technology?
I'll play Devil's Advocate here and say that I think a deep understanding of the technology and software is essential to the process.
(I'm not going to be offended if you disagree. I enjoy a good debate.)