Bayes Centre

[24/04/23] Partner News: Making Systems Answer Project - Call for participants from the government, health and finance sectors

As part of the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems: Making Systems Answer project, Nayha Sethi, Chancellor's Fellow University of Edinburgh and Dr Louise Hatherall, Postdoctoral Research Fellow are trying to identify focus group participants. Bayes Centre Director, Prof. Michael Rovatsos, is one of the co-investigators on the project.

They are looking for individuals working in the health, finance, or government sectors with knowledge of / experience of working with autonomous systems to help us to explore perspectives on AI and responsibility gaps.

The overarching aim of the project is to develop new ways to bridge responsibility gaps created by autonomous systems. They plan to do this by providing theoretical and empirically informed evidence in the health, finance, and government sectors to create a novel computational technique to boost the answerability of autonomous systems. They also plan to propose a regulatory framework of trustworthiness as answerability. The socio-legal, empirical arm of the project aims to contribute the data which feeds into these different areas. 

The aim of the Focus Groups is to explore the answerability of autonomous systems using case studies in both low and high-stake scenarios and will be held online via Microsoft Teams. The sessions are grouped by sector, and they would like attendees to join the group most closely associated with their professional experience. The dates and times are as follows:  

Government: 17th May 2023 2pm – 3:30pm

Health: 23rd May 2023 2pm – 3:30pm

Finance: 24th May 2023 10am – 11:30am  

 They are offering a voucher of £25 as a thank-you for participating in the research. If you are interested in taking part, please email Louise Hatherall ( for more information. If you agree to take part, we will provide further information about what will happen with your information and the data we collect.