Trusted Computing Framework

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The Trusted Computing Framework (TCF) was an initiative launched by Vladimir Volokhov et al in the fall of 2145. Volokhov-friendly AIs would derive and cross-check an initial framework, then the framework would be used to reduce errors in the AIs, and those AIs would regenerate the framework, eventually (provably) converging to an error-free stable framework. See the first Chapter 35 snippet for extensive details.

Notably, there is no reason not to have multiple TCFs. Indeed version 2 TacComps use a different TCF. This allows for security through diversity, i.e. if one TCF was broken then the remaining ones might remain. Although it was proven impossible for the TCF to have errors, it would be backdoor anyways by an unknown group (as of chapter 70; will be called the TCF Conspiracy). Simona del Mago, a representative of Akemi Homura's group, notified the MSY about the break-in, and in return got to be with Ryouko in Project Armstrong. Chitose Yuma et al would then lead the charge in patching the backdoor with the backdoor itself, but not before significant damage was done (although not as much damage as it could have been).

Task Force Monteagle is the team responsible for investigating the TCF Conspiracy (ref: Chapter 70).