Ladies and gentlemen,
it is my pleasure to announce that Bot Rules 7.x-1.0-alpha1 has been released today. It provides basic events, conditions and actions to integrate an IRC bot (using Bot module) with Rules.
What can it be used for? For example, to send new content/comments notifications to IRC, to retrieve data from your site ('Bot, how many new nodes this week?') and more, limited only by your imagination and skill.
For now, only the most basic events/conditions/actions have been implemented, but feature requests are welcome (and this is the reason of this post :).
(update) alpha1 turned out to be a bit messed up (conditions and actions worked only when a rule was fired by a bot event); 7.x-1.x-dev should be better.