The machine’s arms carry no urgency. It’s supposed to be a surgical robot, simple programming; cut-open-fix-close is being advanced by the machine’s self-learning skills. It can now improvise and problem-solve with its own simulations, operating through the night even without a human body, cutting violently over and over again to master surgery.
This learning situation shifts the machine’s intelligence; it knows us better than we do ourselves. Unlike the bloodied hand in Eakins’s The Gross Clinic these arms do not perform for an audience. How do you communicate with machines when there’s no manual?