free energy principle

ChatGPT: The free energy principle is a theoretical framework that describes how living systems, such as organisms and ecosystems, maintain their organization and complexity by taking in and using free energy from their environment. Free energy is the energy that is available to do work, and living systems are able to harness this energy to carry out metabolic processes, grow, reproduce, and adapt to their environment. The free energy principle proposes that living systems will tend to take in and use energy from their environment in ways that will increase their overall free energy intake, leading to greater complexity and organization. This principle is closely related to the idea of self-organization and can be used to explain the emergence of life and the evolution of organisms.