It crashes every time I open my phone. I'm locked out of my device and I cannot even try to factory reset it.
it was a worldwide problem, latest update for gboard will fix it. if your device is standard configuration it will auto-update apps, in this case just enable Wi-Fi and wait for update.
if your device support usb otg connect a keyboard or mouse with usb-otg-adapter to unlock.
if you already unlocked you can speech-to-text in case you need enter text.
if you can't unlock your device, login to your google account and try to remote update gboard from pc by clicking this link. you can also remote install any other keyboard like swiftkey.