Strategic AGI typology

by Eliezer Yudkowsky Dec 28 2015 updated Dec 30 2015

What broad types of advanced AIs, corresponding to which strategic scenarios, might it be possible or wise to create?

A list of advanced agent types, in classes broad enough to correspond to different strategic scenarios - AIs that can do different things, can only be built under different circumstances, or are only desirable given particular background assumptions. This typology isn't meant to be exhaustive.