I've spent my evening curled up with Dialogflow (a moderately better name than API.ai). 😍 I've already gotten a couple of nice things put together for our Lita Slack bot that hook to Google Calendar and Cabot. I feel like probably over-coded for stuff in the fulfillment webhook, but it works.
I think I've finally found the way to to satisfy my ultimate drive to make a chat bot do everything for me at Future Proof Games without needing days of development for each type of thing. 👌