Robert Downey Jr. announces project to clean the world with Robot and AI
Robert Downey Jr. at this year’s Amazon’s Re:Mars conference announced the launch of a new organization that is committed to using advanced technologies for the good of the environment.
The project is called “The Footprint Coalition” which sounds like something the fictional Tony Stark, who he plays in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, would come up with.
Downey Jr. said, “Recently, I was at a table with super smart, impressive, expert folks about six months ago, and the following statement was made: ‘between robotics and technology, we could probably clean up the planet significantly, if not entirely within a decade.”
The event was hosted by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos which was about how robotics, AI, and other advanced technologies could be the solution for reversing humanity’s destructive carbon footprint.
The Robert Downey Jr. said that the project is scheduled to officially launch by April of 2020.
“I’m going to spend the next months putting this together correctly and getting actual smart people around me,” Downey said.
The United Nations report found that humans are having an unprecedented and devastating effect on global biodiversity, and researchers have found microplastics polluting the air, ocean, and soil.
“I have this quiet sense of crisis,” he said at the event. “I’m a one-man carbon footprint nightmare colossus.”
To this the actor said that he doesn’t only want to be part of the solution, he’s been a big part of the problem as well.