## Wrapping Our Heads Around Entropy

Entropy – the Most Powerful Force in the ‘Verse: Actually, that’s not quite true. The most powerful force in the ‘verse is free energy minimization. However, entropy is half of the free energy equation, and it’s usually the more complex half. So, if we understand entropy, then we can understand free energy minimization. If we understand free energy minimization, then we understand all the energy-based machine learning models, including the (restricted) Boltzmann machine and one of its most commonly-used…