WebAssembly is now the fourth web standard language
W3C creates technical standards and infrastructure guidelines for the Web, under a dedicated vision of ‘One Web’. Their mission under the WebAssembly Working Group is to “standardize a size- and load-time-efficient format and execution environment, allowing compilation to the web with consistent behavior across a variety of implementations”.
According to Philippe Le Hégaret, W3C Project Lead: “The arrival of WebAssembly expands the range of applications that can be achieved by simply using Open Web Platform technologies. In a world where machine learning and Artificial Intelligence become more and more common, it is important to enable high performance applications on the Web, without compromising the safety of the users.”