Iron Man is all about robotics, even in real life.
On Tuesday, Robert Downey Jr. spoke at Amazon’s MARS tech conference and pledged the next decade of his life to helping clean up the planet with the help of artificial intelligence and robotics.
“Quick disclaimer, I don’t pretend to understand the complexities we face as a species, just because I portrayed a genius in my professional life,” the 54-year-old said, according to Business Insider. “On the flip side, I did play an interesting and iconic character for 11 years, Tony Stark.”
He added, “I was at a table with super smart, impressive, expert folks about six months ago, and the following statement was made: ‘between robotics and technology, we could probably clean up the planet significantly, if not entirely within a decade’. I said, ‘Let’s do it! Let’s commit to a process, let’s form a coalition.’”
The actor announced that his Footprint Coalition would be active by April 2020, saying that he will spend “the next 11 years” trying to make it work.
“I’ve got to do something. I’m unemployed,” the father of three joked.