"Chat as an interface" is the next big step in making software accessible. People love using messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Slack. Other platforms like Amazon Echo, Siri and VR/AR are on the rise. This group is about how to design and develop products for these conversational platforms using AI, machine learning and natural language processing. We’re in the early days of the "bot economy (http://www.economist.com/news/business-and-finance/21696477-market-apps-maturing-now-one-text-based-services-or-chatbots-looks-poised)" - so let's get together and make it happen!