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Robert Downey Jr. pledges to use robotics and AI to clean the Earth

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Hollywood legend Robert Downey Jr. is putting down his Iron Man suit and taking up the bigger challenge of cleaning up the Earth. Iron Man's on-screen nemesis Thanos had a radical way of reducing humanity's impact on the Earth, but Downey Jr. hopes to use a more humane solution. Appearing on-stage at Amazon's new re:MARS (Machine Learning, Automation, Robotics and Space) conference in Las Vegas, Downey Jr. launched an initiative called Footprint Coalition. "I don't pretend to understand the complexities we face as a species, just because I portrayed a genius in my professional life. My scholastic achievement peaked at a correctional finishing," Downey Jr. joked, in reference to being incarcerated on drug charges and never making it past high school.