the initiative was created by 22 year-old blind entrepreneur, matthew shifri, who has started creating language-based instructions with his friend lilya for kids like him since he was 13. after launching his own website with instructions, he heard from countless parents and kids asking for more. when he approached LEGO with the idea, the LEGO foundation jumped at the opportunity to work with him, and brought in the austrian research institute for artificial intelligence to scale it.
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