100% of all planets on which evolution of intelligent life has been observed have unusually strong tides. But considering the sample size (one), it is quite a stretch to assume a causal link.
According to the theory of evolution, a trait evolves when this trait increases the chance of having off-springs which in turn also have off-springs which pass this trait on. That means an environment in which intelligence evolves needs to provide some kind of challenge which can be overcome through applying intelligence and which, when overcome, provides a better chance of having off-springs. Tides result in an ecosystem along the coastlines which is constantly changing and might provide such a challenging environment.
But it would be quite a stretch to assume that it is the only possible way how the intelligence of any lifeforms could be challenged in a way which makes it beneficial for them to be more intelligent. Some cephalopods, for example, are considered to be quite intelligent even though they evolved in the sea where tidal effects don't have much effect on their environment (octopuses seem to be capable of communication, learning, simple tool use and... sport betting :) ).
But that is all just theoretical navel-gazing. To find out if there is a correlation between tides and intelligent life or not, we need more examples of planets with intelligent or at least non-intelligent life.