The bot armies are coming! Everyone from Facebook to Slack is building bots, and the conversational interfaces they are creating are driving a new gold rush. In this talk you will learn how to read user statements (like "bring me a pizza!"), grab intent, and respond like a smart AI would. From there you'll learn how to create Slack bots, interactive CLI interfaces, NO-UI SMS apps, and more. We'll be building a functioning application live -- you'll watch an artificial intelligence come alive before your eyes!