Not only has Google been transparent about the risks of this emerging technology, but it has also been at the forefront of implementing safeguards against risks such as data theft, data poisoning, and malicious chatbot prompt injections by bad actors. The company certainly aims to profit from AI, but it's also spending loads of cash to ensure public safety and privacy.
Tech executives leading the AI discussion believe themselves to be prophets with the power to describe the end times while also offering the guide to salvation. While they issue rhetoric on the potential "existential threat" AI poses, they continue to push for the universalization of the technology, claiming it will bring us to a technocratic Garden of Eden. At this point in time, we shouldn't trust their chatbots or their self-proclaimed wisdom.
There's a 50% chance that AI will be given legal rights or be protected from abuse anywhere in the US before 2035, according to the Metaculus prediction community.