Intelligence in systems

Realizing the impact computers and systems have, the question that arises is whether, and if so in what ways, computers are intelligent.

There are many standard definitions for intelligence. For example that intelligence reproduces or that intelligence self preserves. Those for example computers don’t do. Quillian argues that computers are not alive, and therefore they can’t be intelligent, not in the traditional sense.
Also the requirement that was formulated in the interview with Sunil Abraham, that systems to be participants in human communities should be capable to self destruct, requires intelligence according to Quillinan. To him computers are very interesting toys and tools, which can do an awful lot of useful things. They are not intelligent though.