Bat Talk Translated!

Bat talk has been translated, indeed! (Click to see original article.) This is way cool! Researchers have used computers to translate animal talk, specifically some fruit bats. They found that these bats did not make random noises, but had very specific communication needs and even spoke to specific bats as individuals. The scientists used speech algorithms to compare vocalizations of the bats while at the same time recording them on video. This allowed them to connect specific vocalizations to specific behaviors. They seem to argue a lot!