# Environmental Law

### How artificial intelligence can tackle climate change

AI can also unlock new insights from the massive amounts of complex climate simulations generated by the field of climate modeling, which has come a long way since the first system was created at Princeton in the 1960s. Of the dozens of models that have since come into existence, all look at data regarding atmosphere, oceans, land, cryosphere, or ice. But, even with agreement on basic scientific assumptions, Claire Monteleoni, a computer science professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a co-founder of climate informatics, points out that while the models generally agree in the short term, differences emerge when it comes to long-term forecasts.

### Robert Downey Jr. wants to use artificial intelligence to solve climate change

Climate change: I am inevitable. Robert Downey Jr.: I am Iron Man. That's basically what went down during the opening keynote at Amazon's new re:MARS tech and innovation conference in Las Vegas. Avengers actor Robert Downey Jr. made the very Tony Stark-like announcement that he'd be launching a new organization focused on solving environmental woes using artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. "Between robotics and technology, we could probably clean up the planet significantly, if not entirely, within a decade," he said on Tuesday night.