A start-up called Deep Green is using the heat generated by a washing-machine-sized data centre to heat a public swimming pool in Devon, UK. The data centre, which uses mineral oil to capture the heat, is provided free of charge to Exmouth Leisure Centre, and is used to warm the pool's water via a heat exchanger. Deep Green charges clients to use its computing power for artificial intelligence and machine learning, and founder Mark Bjornsgaard said that the company would also refund the leisure centre's electricity costs for running the "digital boiler". Seven other English pools have signed up to the scheme.
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