Starting in December, developers will be able to make bots for Google Assistant. The creation of interactions will be done through the recently announced Actions on Google. Google Assistant is an AI offering much like Amazon's Alexa.
Bots are a handy way to automate simple tasks that you might typically do on your own, such as updating calendar appointments. In this tutorial on Full Stack Python, Matt Makai explains how to build your first chatbot using the Slack API and Python to begin returning simple messages.