Iron Man Wants To Use Robots To Fight Climate Change
Robert Downey Jr has spent so long playing Iron Man that he's now wanting to fight climate change in true Tony Stark fashion - with robots.
The Godfather of the MCU announced the launch of an organisation that would use robots and artificial intelligence to fight climate change at an Amazon conference in Vegas, sharing his growing concern for the impacts of global warming.
Amazon's re:MARS Conference generally discusses the future of artificial intelligence and what this means for the future of our planet, but with current reports from the UN and Australian Climate Group warning this 'existential threat' could displace more than 1 billion people and drive more than 1 million species into extinction, it seems even the A.I world is looking for new ways to solve this global crisis.
Downey Jr is among one of the highest paid actors in the world and true to his charm, joked about his reasons for starting the organisation after his exit from the Avengers: "I've got to do something. I'm unemployed."
Taking a secretive S.H.I.E.L.D-like approach to the details behind the organisation known as Footprint Coalition, Downey Jr failed to reveal any specifics on the technology being used or who the major players were within the organisation, but was able to share his thoughts on the approach. "Between robotics and nano-technology, we could probably clean up the planet, significantly, if not entirely, within a decade," he said.
Arguably one of the biggest claims to be made in the world of eco-warriors, but given the Marvel superstar is generally able to save the planet in 180 minutes or less, it's not completely outside the realm of possibility.
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