Robert Downey Jr. reveals new coalition to clean planet

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Robert Downey Jr.


Robert Downey Jr. recently announced the arrival of the Footprint Coalition, an organization that will use advanced technologies to improve the state of the environment. According to the Iron Man and Avengers star, the group will launch by April next year.


Downey Jr., in his keynote address for Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas, said the group could could clean up the planet significantly in 10 years. “Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly,” the 54-year-old actor-director said.


The actor added that he had been alerted to these ideas by a group of experts. In true Tony Star fashion, he joked: “God I love experts. They’re like Wikipedia with character defects.”


Notably, Downey Jr. did not give out any further details on how the Footprint Coalition will meet its goals. Shortly after the actor left the stage, a website for the coalition did go live; it currently features a newsletter sign-up form.


Among other efforts to used advanced technology, Downey Jr. is producing a docu-series on AI for Youtube. The eight-episode series had been announced a year ago. It will tackle AI and its impact on modern living.


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