It’s a task worthy of a superhero, and Ironman actor Robert Downey Jr. is all in. Today he announced his plans for a new organization, the Footprint Coalition, that plans to use advanced technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI) for the good of the environment.
“Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years,” Downey Jr. said, relaying that he had been given these insights a few weeks back by a roundtable of experts. “God I love experts. They’re like Wikipedia with character defects,” he joked during his talk.
Admitting that “I have this quiet sense of crisis,” over the environment, Downey bemoaned his contribution to our endangered planet: “I’m a one-man carbon footprint nightmare colossus.”
If you go the website, there’s a newsletter sign-up sheet with the note: ‘Thanks for your interest in the Footprint Coalition, and for caring about Mother Earth.’