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.