Writing

I like to write about my ideas to learn, document, and explore. Writing is a slow progress of permanently distilling one's self and work in a semi-permanent manner. I like to write about artificial intelligence broadly, with a focus on robotics and a theme of understanding trends that'll help make robotics accessible and equitable. Also, I am passionate about human optimization, more pure math, technology, and more. This will all come in eventually.

Recent Posts (2020, Archive)

  • 30 Aug: how Medium is trying to keep its writers
  • 26 Aug: a 30 minute conceptual intro to RL
  • 22 Aug: Why I write & my workflow
  • 19 Aug: Thoughts on meditation and a journal
  • (~2018) A linear systems textbook I wrote to learn LaTeX in Cornell's ECE 5210 and Berkeley's EE221a
  • Years, archive updated intermittently, but all new content is here.



  • I also publish on three different channels:

    1. Substack

    democraticrobots.substack.com: This is my newsletter. It is a hobby project helping me figure out how robots can best serve society, equally. Hopefully, this can help me contribute to the signal, not the noise.

    2. Twitter

    twitter.com/natolambert: A fantastic way to follow ideas of those you respect. Everyone can make a twitter feed matching up to their individual likes - I just recommend liberal use of the block button, keep it positive.

    3. Medium

    Medium/natolambert: I share all my articles here to gain viewership. I have become a contributor on TowardsDataScience. Over time, I became irritated with being subject to the whims of algorithms, so I made a direct email newsletter to connect with my loyal followers. Medium is great, but it had me writing too much click-bait.