As advanced algorithms perform more and more complex tasks, the question of what intelligence and intentionality really is becoming increasingly pivotal for understanding new software technology, for envisioning new directions of scientific research, and imagining our role as humans in a machine-supported society. It is a question that can be addressed from many points of view; from a machine intelligence perspective: what is an intelligent machine? How intelligent a machine is? How does intelligence emerge and grow? What is the future of intelligence? Is there a collective notion of intelligence? All these perspectives require both a quantitative analysis and a qualitative philosophical investigation, that I try to undertake.