Wired magazine has the article with click bait headline The Genius Neuroscientist Who Might Hold the Key to True AI.
Friston’s free energy principle says that all life, at every scale of organization—from single cells to the human brain, with its billions of neurons—is driven by the same universal imperative, which can be reduced to a mathematical function. To be alive, he says, is to act in ways that reduce the gulf between your expectations and your sensory inputs. Or, in Fristonian terms, it is to minimize free energy.
I found the article rather fascinating to read. I had feelings of getting close to understanding something important, with the realization that I had a lot of research to do to understanding what was new in AI which was a subject I only barely understood in the first place.