If you are interested in ...
If you are interested in the future of news, see this talk by Prismatic (http://getprismatic.com/) Engineer Jenny Finkel:
Here is a good summary of the talk: http://www.cs.uni.edu/~wallingf/blog/archives/monthly/2013-09.html#e2013-09-22T15_51_52.htm
Hilary Mason presents the history of machine learning covering some of the most significant developments taking place over the last two decades, especially the fundamental math and algorithmic tools employed. She also exemplifies how machine learning is used by bit.ly to discover various statistical information about users.