Making a Computer butler, What should it do?

I am making a Computer Butler in Python I Know how to program it I just need to know what other people would like a computer butler to do for them.

note: when I say "Computer Butler" I mean a program on your computer that you tell what to do and it does it for instance:

Master: Hello Butler how are you
Hello master
I am good, Thank you
Master: can you open a file for me
Of coarse, What file would you like to open? 
Master: Chrome
(Chrome opens)

thank you all in advance for any answers. Once my butler is finished I will try to make a instructable on making it

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DanielB43 years ago

Tazti already does this and quite well. A computer butler needs to monitor speech and use an expert system to offer choices and distinguish between noise and a command.

AndyGadget6 years ago

How about something like THIS
An absolutely classic video.


FastLearner (author)  AndyGadget6 years ago
I still haven't found a cheap way of having a computer control motors. Do you know of an instructable that has any information on that?

thank you for any replys
Easiest way is with a serial IO board.  Thet come with different capabilities (relays, opto-isolators, motor drivers etc) and you can control them from any programming language via your PCs serial port.
FastLearner (author)  AndyGadget6 years ago
are there any alternatives like, something you can make with stuff you have at home(just curios)?

You can use your PC parallel port for simple inout and output with up to 12 outputs and 5 inputs.  No time look it up now but Google around for 'parallel port input output' or similar.
THIS or THIS tutorial tells you everything you need to know about it.
Google for 'parallel port interfacing' to find other information.
FastLearner (author)  AndyGadget6 years ago
Thank you so much! this is perfect
lemonie6 years ago

"Parker, would you fetch me those photos of the cats, on a silver tray."

The use of this must be in place of something worse at the job. I'm not going to open an .exe is such a drawn-out way, but I might send a "butler" off to do some work while I'm busy with something else.

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FastLearner (author)  lemonie6 years ago
what work would you have your butler do?

Tidy my files up and throw out the trash

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FastLearner (author)  lemonie6 years ago
What would you define as trash

Unwanted stuff to be deleted.

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yokozuna6 years ago
I think you can do better than this version, but the video is rather funny.  It should also give you some ideas like the music he plays and such.