Trustless Computing Association is a non-profit association devoted to a research and activism in the area of digital rights and IT and AI security and safety. Based in Rome, but active in Berlin, Luxembourg and Menlo Park, California. Since 2013, we aggregated in multiple initiatives partners, advisors, and team members, with globally-rare and complementary expertises in open high-security IT technologies, spanning the entire supply chain and lifecycle, and standards setting.
Our goal is creation, jump-starting and wide adoption of open standards, certifications, technologies and ecosystems that sustainably radically exceed state-of-the-art in the trustworthiness, and trustworthiness measurability, of the most critical digital communications and artificial intelligence systems; while preserving or increasing legitimate and constitutional targeted cyber-investigation capabilities.
We achieve those aims by uncompromising apply the Trustless Computing Paradigms, whereby users can finally renounce to the need or assumption of any and all unverified trust through the entire supply chain and lifecycle of a given end-2-end IT service, and by setting organization processes that intrinsically and transparently ensure an extreme level of inspection relative to complexity – by highly competent and ethically-aligned experts – for the design of all technologies and human processes critically involved. It will also constitute the computing device with the least amount on software and firmware in its critical stacks tht is not Free and Open Source Software.
Our goals are pursued through our Trustless Computing Initiatives: Campaigns for Trustless Computing Paradigms, Manifesto, and Whitepaper; the Free and Safe in Cyberspace event series; TRUSTLESS.AI startup spin-off; Trustless Computing Cluster and Campus proposal.
a) Contribute to enabling the responsible remote exercise of political and communication civil rights, democratization, and the defense of the sovereignty of citizens and elected institutions; by making available – to all and cheaply – computing devices that deliver a constitutionally-meaningful level of privacy and security.
b) Contribute to increasing substantially AI Security and Safety, by creating an ultra-secure low-level open computing base and certification governance model – initially for communications – that can set to become the standard for root-of-trust sub-systems of near-term safety-critical and security-critical Artificial Intelligence systems.
c) Contribute to increase overall public safety and security, by validating our intuition that citizens’ digital freedoms and states’ ability to digitally investigate criminal suspects are not an “either or”, but a “both or neither”, which can be substantially resolved.