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Crime solving through crowdsourcingJeremy Piven and Richard T. Jones, stars of the new CBS drama "Wisdom of the Crowd," talk about how smartphone usage is changing every aspect of our lives.
I like the app Ways. And I got the, you can select a celebrity voice now, so I selected Owen Wilson. [LAUGH] And he does his character Lightning McQueen, turn right chichow. [LAUGH] Try and laugh it's a little awkward but you'll keep going, there is a wonderful way I know you're on your way to Home depot. [MUSIC] Hi dad, I know I probably don't say this enough but. I love you. [SOUND] You're watching on live feed from Allsourcer headquarters in silicon valley, where Jeffrey Tanner has called a press conference. Thank you. I just signed an agreement giving up ownership of Allsourcer, the rumors are true. I'm out. The question you're probably all asking yourself is why. Next week is the one year anniversary of my daughter Mia's death. More accurately, her murder. They caught and convicted an former addict named Carlos Ochoa. The only problem is this, I think they got the wrong guy. More evidence would emerge if a platform existed for it to come forward. I have created that platform. I call it SOPHE and as of right now, it is active. SOPHE is real-time crowdsourced crime solving. This is a controversial topic, using crowdsourcing platforms to gather information, we see the good where people are asked to send in self Cellphone photos like we saw in London they were trying to catch one of the bombers have they asked for people to send in their video and photos that they had taken while in the London subway. But we also saw after the bus in Marathon are really horrible case where the crowd around read it try to crowdsourced and figure out who the Bombers were, and that went horribly awry. What do you think about that? You actually, in the pilot episode, without giving too many spoilers away, that idea of the crowd in Vigilantes comes up. It is dangerous, and I think as we explain In layman's terms to people like me that 90% of crowdsourcing you can just kind of toss away. And then 10% of it, the information you can use. And so it's. It's dangerous, but it also kinda fascinating. And, I think, as you guys know, work hard crowdsourcing everything today, without it being labelled from the restaurants we go to, to routs that we take. All these things are crowdsourcing, and it's basically using the idea of collaboration. Which, I think, artistically I love, personally. Any time you get a group together, and you put everyone's head together, and you can come off with better ideas. So, you gonna have to take the good nielan, and it would be interesting to see How this show is received. And just to jump on that, I think the amazing part is, like Jeremy just said, you're gonna have to take the good with the bad, but what's interesting with my character is how do we use this platform and kind of Keep it controlled and as we all know, once you put it out there, we lose all control of it. It has a life of it's own and that's obviously the scary part. But it's also Kind of the exhilarating part, too. Because you don't know exactly what you can find from that. So, I think you get a little bit of both sides on the show, because my character is very pessimistic about the control of it. Where Jeffery's character is very He believes in the good of people. Unless you have lost a child yourself, you can never know what it does to you. [MUSIC]