Bots are all the rage, and the "conversation UI" is starting to enter the lexicon of technology conference speakers, marketing departments, and hacker chat forums across the Internet. Is it all hype, or is there something to it?

In the latest episode of #codepunk, we talk about the promise of bots and the future they predict, while taking a look at Microsoft's Bot Framework as a tooling choice for putting together effective bots. Is this something that is going to fade out like other promising technology, or are the bots today the beta tests for an automated personal assistant future.