Sophia, a social humanoid robot equipped with artificial intelligence, will arrive in Armenia to participate in the Francophonie Economic Forum in Yerevan on October 9-10.
According to Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments Mane Adamyan, Sophia will join the forum as a spokesperson (or spokes-robot).
Armenia is hosting the 17th Francophonie Summit on October 11-12, with a host of world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set to participate.
Sophia became the world's first robot citizen after being granted Saudi citizenship during her visit to the Kingdom.
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To mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the First Armenian Republic, Yerevan will host the “International Contemporary Art Exhibition: Armenia 2018. Soundlines of Contemporary Art”, which from September 28 to October 25 will engage the capital city with more than fifty international artists exhibiting in seven different locations around the city.
It will be the first exhibition to encompass all the different aspects of contemporary art - paintings, sculpture, photography, video art and installations and performance - create a dialog among a vast number of international artists coming from all over the world. The artists invited to create artworks in situ as well as participate in several workshops with students from different art institutes. The objective of the initiative is to involve as much territory as possible and to make it part of the artistic debate and highlight its vocation for cultural exchange. For this reason, it extends to the city with a widespread diffusion of the most important cultural centers such as the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Aram Khachaturian House- Museum, Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Hayart Cultural Center, the Artists Union of Armenia, A. Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Academic Theater and the Armenian General Benevolent Union.
The exhibition combines contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation of iconic works on loan from the world’s top galleries and collections, as well as commissioned works realized by the artists in situ.
Furthermore, an educational section will include several workshops in some of the leading art institutions of Armenia such as Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, Terlemezyan Yerevan State College of Fine and the Armenian Academy of Fine Arts, held by, among others, Roberto Pugliese, Roland Emile Kuit, Abdoulaye Diarrassouba, and Victor Ehikhamenor.
Organized by “Shaula International” LLC, the event has the patronage of the Canadian Government, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities in Italy, the cultural promotion project of the Italian Foreign Ministry “Vivere all’Italiana”, the Embassy of Italy in Armenia and it is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, the Armenian Tourism Agency, the EU Delegation in Armenia and by the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU).
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French-armenian singer and songwriter Charles Aznavour has died at 94 after a career lasting more than 80 years, a spokesman has confirmed, according to BBC.
The performer, born to Armenian immigrants, sold more than 180 million records and featured in over 60 films. He was best known for his 1974 hit She and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. Aznavour married three times and had six children. He was named entertainer of the century by CNN in 1998.
The singer was born in Paris in 1924 to Armenian parents who fled the country's genocide to begin a new life in the French capital. Aznavour's lyrics drew on his own experiences of growing up in deprivation as an immigrant. He recorded more than 1,200 songs in seven different languages and performed in 94 countries. Aznavour sung for presidents, popes and royal families and at a number of humanitarian events. He was heavily involved in charity work and founded an organisation after the 1988 Armenian earthquake with friend Levon Sayan. In 2009 he was appointed ambassador of Armenia to Switzerland and he also became Armenia's delegate to the United Nations in Geneva.
The celebration of the 27th anniversary of Armenia’s independence took place at Budapest's 7th region, at KA11 Cultural Center on 28 of September, which was organized by Armenian Youth Association .
The event was attended by Director of the Association Nikoghos Akopian, deputy of the Hungarian parliament Bajkai Istvan, founder of the Armenian national autonomy in Hungary Alex Avanesian and others.
After the words of greetings and gratitude, renowned Armenian pianist Gayane Jaghatspanyan and opera singer Nelson Sahakyan performed Komitas, Aram Khachatryan, Rakhmaninov and other works. In the second half of the event, the guests got acquainted with the history of Armenian carpets and the Armenian families in Hungary, who were font of carpet making. Afterwards, guests tasted Armenian traditional dishes, enjoying Armenian cognac and wine.