In today's episode of Discover Daily, we explore three significant developments in the world of AI and tech. First, we discuss Yahoo's acquisition of Artifact, an AI-driven news startup, and how this move could revolutionize personalized content delivery across Yahoo's platforms. We also examine Amazon's surprising decision to end its ”Just Walk Out” cashierless technology in grocery stores, replacing it with ”Dash Carts” that require item scanning, reflecting a broader industry trend of finding the right balance between automation and human interaction in retail.

Finally, we delve into the potential ”data drought” that experts predict could hit the AI industry as soon as 2026. As AI models consume high-quality training data at an unprecedented rate, the shortage of diverse and ethically-sourced datasets could slow the pace of AI progress. We explore the implications of this challenge and the innovative solutions being developed to address it, from algorithmic improvements to synthetic data generation and data sharing initiatives. Join us as we unpack these fascinating stories and their impact on the future of AI and tech.

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Yahoo acquires Artifact

Amazon ends AI-checkout stores

2026 AI data drought

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