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Robert Downey Jr. Wants to Clean Up Earth With Robots and AI


Superstar, Robert Downey Jr takes big screen heroism to life by taking real action to save the earth.

Like one in character, “Iron Man” is hopeful about using robotics, AI and the advanced technologies in reversing the earth’s destructive carbon footprint. By alleging full support to a brand-new initiative called Footprint Coalition. He refers to this as a significant technological advancement amidst the great alarm over our state of environment.

Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years,” , an insight he got from spending a few weeks with experts.

He also spoke about this year’s environment conference hosted by Amazon CEO tagged as re:MARS in Las Vegas, in which, , Footprint Coalition, among other significant environmental interventions that utilize technology will be presented.

This is not the first time Downey has been connected with AI and other advanced technologies beyond the role of his Marvel character Tony Stark. He and his wife, Susan Downey are responsible for a YouTube doc-series on AI. With the eight-episode, hour-long series, the channel explores the world of Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the lives of people.


As to exactly how this Footprint Coalition will go about achieving its goal or how and where will it get its funding, no details are revealed yet, except for the fact that its top champion Downey Jr showed such passion for the organization that he referred to it as possibly the most important thing that he had ever done.


The Footprint Coalition is scheduled to officially launch by April of 2020. With its website going live just after he left the stage, and with currently nothing but a sign up form in it, the organization seems to have a long way to go before finally reaching the heroic dream of saving the earth.


But who knows, with all the brilliant minds backing-up the Iron Man, this might just be the beginning of a story worthy of telling, the Marvel way; only now, the heroes will be facing real antagonist and make real impact to the world we live in.



Robert Downey Jr. Wants to Clean Up Earth With Robots and AI Robert Downey Jr. Wants to Clean Up Earth With Robots and AI Reviewed by Tim on July 14, 2020 Rating: 5

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