Accountability: According to the first edition of the EU-U.S. terminology and taxonomy for artificial intelligence, the term “Accountability” means:
Accountability relates to an allocated responsibility. The responsibility can be based on regulation or agreement or through assignment as part of delegation. In a systems context, accountability refers to systems and/or actions that can be traced uniquely to a given entity. In a governance context, accountability refers to the obligation of an individual or organisation to account for its activities, to complete a deliverable or task, to accept the responsibility for those activities, deliverables, or tasks, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner.