Welcome to the Active Inference Institute

Participatory Institute, learning & applying Active Inference: "Act. Infer. Serve."
Active Inference Institute (AII, ) is a participatory open-science institute curating and developing applications related to the Active Inference framework.
All backgrounds, time zones, time availabilities, and level of familiarity with Active Inference are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Institute.
Ways to get involved at Active Inference Institute
See to participate in an upcoming Textbook Group
See to learn about the Internship program at Active Inference Institute
Join the at any of the following sessions (add the calendar to your
Education open sessions ~ Mondays at 23 UTC
Here we discuss projects related to education of participants and the broader community.
Livestream organizing ~ Tuesdays at 17 UTC
Learning about Livestreams and helping to .
Active Blockference ~ Wednesdays at 12 and 17 UTC
Research open sessions ~ Thursdays at 16 UTC
In Research discussions, we explore various research and applications of Active Inference.
Is there a project you want to participate in but can never make the meetings? Reach out to us directly at with a proposed meeting time.

What are some background readings to get started?
” by Thomas Parr, Giovanni Pezzulo, Karl J. Friston
to join an Textbook Group, going over this textbook in a collaborative setting.
“Active Inference & Behavior Engineering for Teams”, 2020:
"Spinning Up in Active Inference and the Free Energy Principle" by Jared Tumiel
“FEP and Active Inference Paper Repository” by Beren Millidge
A. Levenchuk, 2015 “Towards a Systems Engineering Essence”
“Of woodlice and men: A Bayesian account of cognition, life and consciousness” 2018 conversational-style interview with Karl Friston.
“An Active Inference Ontology for Decentralized Science: from Situated Sensemaking to the Epistemic Commons”, (2022)

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