The Trustless Computing Cluster and Campus
The Trustless Computing Cluster and Campus is a public-private initiative that will realize by 2020, the World’s leading regional ecosystem and technology park on leading-edge security for communication, cyber-physical and artificial intelligence systems, by offering an unmatched array of scientific, quality of life and economic incentives to the very best talents, researchers, startups, venture funds, companies.
The Cluster will create a regional ecosystem through an extensive and targeted public-private venture 2020-2030 private sectoral leaders, a dedicated technology park and the national and/or regional public administrations, aimed at attracting a unique critical mass the World’s top talent, researchers, start-ups, companies, research centers – and hundreds of millions of euro of private/public investments – in the leading-edge security of computer systems and artificial intelligence, in emerging mass markets. Four years in the works, this proposal was formally launched in May 2017 by a widening set of public, private and research partners.
The economic model of the Cluster aims to achieve a substantial, sustainable, substantial and distributed economic development, through very extensive and focused public policies to incentivize research, early adoption, safety and security certifications, and large private R&D co-investments, in for ultra-secure IT and AI, and innovative and extensive retraining programs for the unemployed. (Details below in “Economic Model”).
The Campus will consist of 13,000 sq.mts. of zero emission, food-autonomous, living lab offices and labs for educational and R&D activities, inside a world-class technology park in great natural settings with a unique array of technical, commercial, entertainment, food, hospitality, cultural services, in unique location in major capital, and with a high existing concentration of domain experts.
Located inside the planned 150M€ and 47.000 sq.mts. Open Media Park, in Rome, Italy, it is wrapped around a stunning park made of centennial oaks, smooth rolling hills and 3000-years-old ancient Etruscan archaeological treasures with and trails, on a uniquely-located 12-hectares lot (photos), and it is supported by 16.000 sq.mts. 4-star hospitality/hotel, long-term let congress and wellness facility, and 8.000 sq.mts. of services.Surrounded by lakes, trails, and picturesque towns of the Regional Park of Veio, it is only 3 minutes away from world-renowned Olgiata gold and horse riding facilities, 8 minutes away from Rome ring road, and 25 minutes from Rome’s main international airport. It will be a “Disneyland for the brightest cyber & AI security minds”. It will aim to uniquely satisfy the mind, soul and physical needs of researchers that, on average, earn today 400k$/year in the Valley. (A complementary Campus and Cluster are being explored in Luxembourg.)
TRUSTLESS COMPUTING PARADIGMS – KEY CONCEPTS
All software, hardware and organization processes critically involved in the lifecycle and supply chain – including CPU, fabrication and standard setting – will uniquely be subject to: (A) public inspectability in their source HW & SW designs without NDA; (B) extreme security-review relative to complexity by highly-proficient and ethical hackers; (C) extremely resilient oversight of human processes, based on offline in-person citizen-witness or citizen-jury processes, to enable key recovery and legitimate lawful access procedures with safeguards against privacy abuse exceeding the best current solutions; (D) extremely citizen-accountable and technically-proficient certification processes. See the Trustless Computing Paradigms page for full details.
The Paradigms, currently in late draft versions, are being evolved since 2014 by a widening community of partners and members of the Trustless Computing Consortium and selected speaker of the Free and Safe in Cyberspace global event series, as binding high-level certification requirements required by to-be-established Trustless Computing Certification Body.