My Mac did this circa 1996 with PlainTalk. You spoke one of several commands, the computer recognized which one and run it. I never could make it work reliably but I'm not a native English speaker. Frankly it looked cool at the start but really sucked a lot.
It is a pity that Free software is still at this level when puny mobile phones can recognize with great accuracy the name of a street and take you to it. Granted, they send a signature to Google servers and get back the result, but a desktop machine should be comparable. Still, progress is welcome.
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