Bat chat: machine learning algorithms provide translations for bat squeaks

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/dec/22/bat-chat-machine-learning-algorithms-provide-translations-for-bat-squeaks

This is some really interesting research that investigated how algorithms can be used to learn about bat communication.

This really stuck out for me:

The results, he says, reveals that even everyday calls are rich in information. “We have shown that a big bulk of bat vocalisations that previously were thought to all mean the same thing, something like ‘get out of here!’ actually contain a lot of information,” said Yovel, adding that analysing further aspects of the bats’ calls, such as their patterns and stresses, could reveal even more detail encoded in the squeaks.