I recently touch the idea of Generative adversarial networks, which is a competition between a generative network and a discriminative network.
This idea makes me think of replacing the word "network" into a general machine learning model or algorithm. One thing comes to my mind is the difference between regression and classification, which seems to me that it is comparable to the difference between a generative model and a discriminative model.
I know there are many clarification questions asked on this site such as:
So this question is merely asking for confirmation or clarification of the idea:
Is it legitimate to say that regression is a data generative task and classification is a data discriminative task?