Making the Unaccountable Internet: The Changing Meaning of Accounting in the Early ARPANET

  title={Making the Unaccountable Internet: The Changing Meaning of Accounting in the Early ARPANET},
  author={A. Feder Cooper and Gili Vidan},
  journal={2022 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency},
  • A. Cooper, Gili Vidan
  • Published 28 January 2022
  • Political Science
  • 2022 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency
Contemporary concerns over the governance of technological systems often run up against narratives about the technical infeasibility of designing mechanisms for accountability. While in recent AI ethics literature these concerns have been deliberated predominantly in relation to machine learning, other instances in the history of computing also presented circumstances in which computer scientists needed to un-muddle what it means to design accountable systems. One such compelling narrative can… 


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