Robert Downey Jr. announces project 'The Footprint Coalition' to clean up the environment


Actor Robert Downey Jr. of Iron Man fame has announced the launch of a new organisation 'The Footprint Coalition' committed to using advanced technologies for the good of the environment. The actor made the announcement when he was giving the opening keynote for Amazon's Re: Mars conference in Las Vegas this Tuesday. 

Robert said the group was scheduled to officially launch by April 2020. "Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years," he said, relaying that he had been given these insights a few weeks back by a roundtable of experts. 

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"God I love experts. They're like Wikipedia with character defects," Robert joked just like his popular character Tony Stark.

The announcement came at the end of a freewheeling talk about artificial intelligence, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Robert's own career and the evolution of his Tony Stark character, which featured cameos from Amazon's AI assistant Alexa, as well as Matt Damon, who joined via video.

(Source: IANS)