We don't have pronouns by which we can address inanimate objects because we haven't had any occasions to have actual conversations with them.
We no longer need to blindly accept the output of even the most sophisticated AI/ML platforms. In fact, we should not consider any artifact, whether produced by humans or machines, as valid knowledge unless it contains not only supporting data and analyses, including provenance, but also an explanation of the underlying plausibility.
There is no questioning that generative AI is here to stay, but its use in mission-critical work has some way to go before it can be trusted and let loose.
These two types of knowing—understanding the world and understanding knowledge—are, in some important ways, at odds in AI-based chatbots.