Neil Gupta

Neil is in Chicago, Illinois

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πŸ‘‹ Hi, I'm Neil! I'm an engineering manager at Roblox. Previously I built Hiome and other things. The fastest way to learn about me is to view my timeline →



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I've written 90 articles and 18 notes. It'll take ~2.1 hours to read all 31,710 words.

Latest Articles
Jun 2024 My Apple Roadmap Predictions 2024
Dec 2023 The Quest for Interoperability
Aug 2023 The Definitive Guide to Business Models
Aug 2023 The New Age of Product Design
Jul 2023 Authenticity at Work
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Latest Note

Neil Gupta Neil on June 22, 2024

I’m sympathetic to those rallying against allowing companies to scrape the open web to train their models, but unfortunately that ship has sailed. By trying to block scrapers today, you guarantee that only OpenAI and Google can build large models since they already scraped everything, granting them a duopoly and turning their feature into a platform.

At this point, we’re better off either fostering competition and making it easier to bootstrap a new foundational model, or legislating that any model trained on public data must be fully open sourced.

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A snapshot of how my body is doing this week.

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188 cal
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Designed in California. Assembled in Chicago. Shipping worldwide.

Countries visited 16 45 airports
Miles flown 218,421 21d 10h in air
Flights taken 133 See all →
Data from Flighty since January 24, 2016


Board Games

I used to host game nights in Chicago. These are my recently played games.

Games owned 1 Love Letter
Game sessions 64 3 plays/game
Games played 25 See all →
Data from BoardGameGeek since August 25, 2022



I like to build things with these tools. See more on GitHub and Dribbble.

Commits in 1 year 657 3 per weekday
Most commits 14 on December 14
Longest streak 17 days Dec 8 - Dec 24
Data from GitHub since July 16, 2023


Movies & TV

Sometimes you just need to unwind. Here's what I've watched lately.

Movies watched 264 570 hours
Shows watched 152 4896 episodes
Ratings 278 See all →
Data from Trakt