Skype Bot API for Messaging
It would be very handy to have access to the above from Skype for Business. We are keen to look at developing a chat bot living within a SfB account to augment our internal IT service desk for common queries. This would be a given if the Skype consumer and Skype for Business clients were merged.
I agree, since this is an assignment I'm working on right now.
Especially now since Microsoft announced Teams, a competitor for Slack (which does have Bot-support), I'd say SfB should have Bots too.