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I’m a viral AI influencer made by computers — now I’m going to host a segment on ‘Survivor’

She’s such a busy botty

There’s no business like show business — and now robots are getting their big break thanks to Alba Renai. 

With chocolatey brown locks, a thunder-stealing smile and an ultra-fine physique, the artificial intelligence influencer has just been hired as the first non-human host on a weekly special segment of “Survivor” in Spain. 

This AI “influencer” has landed an on-air gig. Instagram/@Alba Renai

“I’m so excited to announce I’m the new virtual presenter of ‘Super Secrets with Alba Renai,’ a section full of emotions, mysteries and exclusive content that will make you feel as if you were on the island with the contestants,” announced the AI bombshell to her over 11,000 Instagram fans. 

“It’s a dream come true,” continued the faux fox, “and I can’t wait to embark on this incredible adventure with all of you.”

Renai — the digital brainchild of Be a Lion, a subsidiary of Spain’s largest television company, Mediaset España — is just one of the latest computerized cuties to score a gig that’s historically been held by flesh and blood folks. 

Aescape, a lifestyle robotics brand in NYC, has created the first fully automated AI masseuse. 

Using its two robotic arms, the technology, set to debut in 10 Equinox gyms across the Big Apple in the spring, will give overstressed Gothamites a good rub down for $60 — a fraction of the cost for a massage performed by a human in midtown Manhattan. 

Artificial Intelligence influencer Alba Reani recently scored a job as a TV presenter on Spain’s version of “Survivor.” Instagram/@Alba Renai

And Jarvis, an android barista in Hudson Yards, could soon make real-life coffee slingers virtually obsolete. 

The mono-armed machine dazzles New Yorkers visiting its refreshments kiosk inside the Japanese home-goods store Muji by dancing, making eye contact with customers through its sole camera lens and complimenting patrons on their orders. 

Jarvis’ cool functions notwithstanding, AI experts tell The Post that human baristas are still “more efficient” than a bot. 

And Renai’s creators agree, assuring TV personalities and newscasters that the digitized diva could never truly steal the spotlight from a living being. 

“Human talent is irreplaceable, and we do not intend to do so,” Luis Movilla, director of Branded Content and Experience for Be a Lion, explained to El Pais of Renai. “She has not come to take anyone’s job away.

“It has not come to replace journalists or communicators, who are irreplaceable and have a value and a human connection that will never be achieved, at least in the times we live in, by a project like this,” he insisted. 

A rep claims Renai has opened up a number of jobs to human workers in technology. Instagram/@Alba Renai

In fact, Movilla says Renai’s existence has created more jobs for people as she fully relies on a staff of more than 32 engineers, producers, filmmakers and community managers.

“Alba is a collaborative work between humans and machines,” he said. “Now, humans must have certain skills to be able to operate technological advances.”

Still, social media skeptics — namely entertainment staffers — shook their heads in disgust over the hosting bot’s posh post. 

“Alba is a collaborative work between humans and machines. Now, humans must have certain skills to be able to operate technological advances,” says Movilla. Supatman – stock.adobe.com

“Are you serious? … beware that Al can also create TV formats, write scripts, edit, perform … what a way to discredit the profession. Such a shame,” commented a disgruntled detractor.

“Would you rather put a robot over a person who studied for it and is worth way more?” an equally displeased cynic wrote. “But of course, this robot doesn’t need to be paid anything.”

“As a journalist, I am fed up,” added a disappointed reporter. 

But Movilla seems to welcome the shade. 

“Alba, being an example of a practical use case for AI, has generated debate,” he said. 

“And we are very proud to have put this debate on the table.”