Awareness is not the same as intelligence. And intelligence is no substitute for awareness. One aspect of awareness is that it allows you to see things clearly, including how your beliefs and assumptions distort your perceptions. With awareness of this distortion you can make changes in your conclusions.
Intelligence is how you process and analyze what you see. But if you don’t have awareness to see things clearly, no amount of intelligence is going to help you because you are starting with a distorted set of assumptions.
A good article on how beliefs distort your perceptions, and therefore you analysis and conclusiosn.