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Man Jailed After AI Facial Recognition Wrongly ID’d Him As Robber: Lawsuit


A Texas grandfather said he was wrongfully accused of multiple armed robberies in a lawsuit filed against Macy’s and Sunglass Hut’s parent company last week. The suit claimed their company used AI facial recognition software to incorrectly identify him, according to court documents obtained by HuffPost.

Harvey Murphy Jr., 61, accused Macy’s, Sunglass Hut and parent company EssilorLuxottica of false imprisonment and negligence after he was wrongfully arrested for a robbery he did not commit.

Murphy’s criminal case was dismissed months after he was jailed as a suspect in an armed robbery at a Houston area Sunglass Hut inside a Macy’s store in January 2022, according to court documents obtained by HuffPost.


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