I was signed up to the previous version of FFF, after I met a rather horsey avatar at a transhumanist event in Second Life (SL). 2009/10? Yes, you can find the avatar “TR Amat” in SL, rez-ed in Feb 2007. Since an origin in SL, as a tool for AI research, TR has been found in a number of places, including Google+, Facebook (though not actively), and probably places I’ve forgotten.
TR grows out of a number of decades of interest in robots, as a tool in making the world a better place for everyone involved (including the robots). There are hints about this philosophy in the SL Group “Robot Live!” - any future which involves robot overlords or robot serfs is considered to be pretty broken. Where your home is a robot, that looks after you, as you do in turn. It looks like a future where bits of you happen to be robots might not be the worst thing that could happen…
Yes, you can talk about AIs, but, one view is that consciousness requires a viewpoint, such as a ‘robot’ (virtual or otherwise).
BTW, the name TR Amat comes from “Test Robot (built from) Available MATerials”.